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President Ramaphosa to handover settled and finalised land claims to ten claimants communities in Gauteng

The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform Minister, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane through the Commission on the Restitution of Land Rights program will host a Presidential Land Handover ceremony for settled and finalised land claims for Gauteng.

President Cyril Ramaphosa is scheduled begin the programme of the day by laying a memorial wreath at the Kilnerton Memorial Site which was erected by land restitution beneficiaries to honour the dispossessed land of their forefathers. The president will then attend the main ceremony to deliver the key note address and handover the settled and finalised claims to the land claimants and beneficiaries.

The Gauteng Presidential Handover Ceremony is scheduled to take place as follows:

1. Kilnerton Wreath laying Memorial Ceremony

 

Date: Saturday, 09 March 2019

Time: 08H00

Venue: Kilnerton Memorial Site, Kilner Park, Queenswood, Pretoria

2. Land Claims Handover Event

 

Date: Saturday, 09 March 2019

Time: 10H00

Venue: Moretela Park, Mamelodi, Tshwane (Gauteng)

The settled and finalized land claims will be handed over to the Mahlangu and Malobola families and Financial Compensation to nine claims which includes: The Dukathole community, Ebenezer Churches; Motshile Jacob Mathabe claim; Franspoort 332 JR Claim; Hondsrivier 508 JR – Msiza family claim; Kafferskraal Land Claim; Tweefontein 491 JR – Mahlangu Family; Tweefontein 491 JR – Ntuli Family and Vygeboschlaagte 236 JQ – Rodman Community claim. The claimants and beneficiaries are from City of Johannesburg, City of Tshwane and Ekurhuleni municipality.

These groups lost their rights in land when they were abruptly removed from their properties with the implementation of the provisions of the 1913 Natives Land Act. The Commission on Restitution of Land Rights has spent over R203 million in settling and finalizing the claims.

Members of the media are invited to cover the Gauteng Presidential Land handover ceremony handover event and for accreditation kindly send details to the following officials:

Mr Tshepo Diale on 071 850 1751 e-mail tshepo.diale@drdlr.gov.za

Mr Sibusiso Lubisi on 076 793 1658 email sibusiso.lubisi@drdlr.gov.za

Ms Kamogelo Gaokgwathe on 071 469 4082 email Kamogelo.Gaokgwathe@drdlr.gov.za by Tuesday 05 March 2019,13h00.

To schedule Interviews and broadcast requirements, kindly contact Mr Moses Rannditsheni on 082 448 2450 or Mr Tshifhiwa Tshikhudo on 071 850 1805.

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