While the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform handed title deeds to the Roka Lebea Tribe in Ga Seroka village at Sekhukhune . The DA said
this community and many others in the Limpopo province have lodged their claims more than 20 years ago.
“We believe that the department needs to urgently speed up the delivery of title deeds to communities and individuals – just as it has been done in the DA-run Western Cape and in other municipalities and metros where the DA govern,” said the party’s Limpopo leader Jacques Smalle.
The Roka Lebae Tribe has been occupying the 1 400 hectares of land since 1800. The land claim was lodged by Kgoshigadi Seroka on behalf of the tribe in 1998 along with many other tribes across the province.
Limpopo has over 1 600 traditional leaders and 2 111 headmen and women.
“DA is deeply concerned about government’s slow pace of addressing land restitution that has led to land grabs of many unoccupied pieces of land across the province.
Poverty, unemployment and inequality still remains unacceptably high in Limpopo, specifically among women.”