[Note. The following is a Press Release from the Transvaal Agricultural
Union, the largest farming organisation in South Africa. Jan]
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MEDIA RELEASE MEDIAVERKLARING
Mr Willie Lewies
Vice President, TAU SA
Cell. 082 454 3043
Date: Friday, 29 November 2003
Amended Act shocking
TAU SA finds the ratification of the amendments to the Land Restitution
Act by the National Legislator, irrespective of several institutions and
parties shocking. It was ratified on Thursday, 27 November 2003, in the
absence of the President, notwithstanding expectations that ratification
were to be debated early in 2004.
The tarnishing of economic trust will probably place South Africa firmly
on the Zimbabwe road. Presumably, no consideration was given to the food
security of the country.
TAU SA plans to oppose the unilateral termination of property rights.
TAU SA trusts that after discussions with other stakeholders in organised
agriculture as well as the SAPS [South African Police Service) on 17
November 2003, President Mbeki will be aware of the implications of
illegal land invasions and trespassing and that he will accept
accountability for the economic and security consequences.