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Deputy President Mabuza to hand over settled land to the Ubizo community in Empangeni, Kwazulu-Natal

Deputy President David Mabuza, the Chairperson of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Land Reform, accompanied by the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform, Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, will on Saturday, 16 March 2019, officiate at the Presidential Handover ceremony for settled and finalized land claims in Empangeni, KwaZulu-Natal.

Through the Commission on the Restitution of Land Rights, the Deputy President program will hand over the finalised and settled land claim to the Ubizo Communal Property Association at the Bhekikusasa High School Sports Ground near Inkosi Cebekhulu Residence near Empangeni in KwaZulu-Natal Province.

The Ubizo Community Land Claim consists of 2547 hectares of land and is made up of 149 households who were dispossessed. There are 894 land restitution beneficiaries (30% of which are women), who are direct descendants of this community that will benefit from this handover. The total value of assets is R136 million.

Members of the media are invited to the handover ceremony as follows:

Date : Saturday, 16th March 2019

Time : 10H00

Venue : Ubizo Village, Bhekikusasa High School Sports Ground, near Inkosi Cebekhulu Residence, Empangeni, KwaZulu-Natal.

For media accreditation for the event please send your details (Name, Surname, ID/Passport Number and Media House), preferably no later than Wednesday afternoon, 13 March 2019, to Mr Tshepo Diale on 071 850 1751 or tshepo.diale@drdlr.gov.za

Mr Sbonelo Hlongwane on 071 878 7900 or sbonelo.hlongwane@drdlr.gov.za

Mr Thobani Ngcobo on 082 451 9260 or Thobani.Ngcobo@drdlr.gov.za

To schedule Interviews and broadcast requirements, kindly contact Mr Moses Rannditsheni on 082 448 2450 and/or Mr Sipho Dlamini on 071 855 7862.

Issued by the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform: Ms Phuti Mabelebele – (Spokesperson) | Tel: +27 12 312 8909 | Cell: 076 402 7521or | Phuti.Mabelebele@drdlr.gov.za: Eviction Toll-free Number 0800 007 095, www.drdlr.gov.za

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