Ramaphosa tackles land issue after week of arrests

President Cyril Ramaphosa, whose tough stance on graft was in the spotlight last week amid a slew of arrests, used his weekly letter on Monday to tackle the issue of redistributing state land to the country’s poor.

When Ramaphosa became president he promised, among other things, that disenfranchised South Africans would have access to land and that those accused of corruption would be held to account. While the fight against graft has taken a step forward, the land issue may be central to placating his detractors in the ruling African National Congress.


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“Broadening access to land and opportunities for farming will support job creation and enterprise development, and improve the market for food, agricultural goods and services,” Ramaphosa said in his letter. “We are prioritising women, youth and persons with disabilities as beneficiaries.”

Source: moneyweb.co.za