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ANC statement on the referendum of white farmers

4 July 1990

A referendum of white farmers in the Transvaal was held on Friday, 29 June. They were asked whether they were in favour of the preservation of white property rights in their districts.

This is based on a total misconception of the policy of the ANC with regard to ownership of land. what we advocate is that the land should be shared among all those who work it, and that the existing imbalance where the 87% of South African`s land held by whites be redressed.

We do not, and never have, advocated the forcible confiscation of land from anyone in South Africa. this in fact has been the policy of the South African Minority Government to date.


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