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Namibia plans 'white' land seizures

by Christof Maletsky,

GOVERNMENT last night announced plans to expropriate commercial farms, in an effort to speed up land reform.

Prime Minister Theo-Ben Gurirab, making the announcement on NBC radio and television, said farmers who lost their farms would be justly compensated as provided for in the Namibian Constitution.

Gurirab said delays in implementing land reform, brought about by the "cumbersome" willing-seller, willing-buyer process left expropriation as the only other way Government would meet the "high public demand for agricultural land". Full Article

BBC: Namibia will start to forcibly take land from white farmers to give to landless blacks, the government says. Full Article

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