COSATU Criticises R2m Land Deal
The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) in Limpopo has criticised the ‘meagre’ payment of just more than R2 million to the Molekana clan for land dispossessed from them and on which Anglo Platinum has a mining operation outside Mokopane.
COSATU provincial secretary, Dan Sebabi, describes the settlement as ‘daylight robbery’ because the clan lost all the rights to the land, including ownership, for a payment totalling R2 295 300, that was shared among 42 households.
The clan was removed from its land without compensation between 1969 and 1970 by the apartheid regime after the discovery of minerals in the area.
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