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More Farms Occupied Despite Court Order

November 14, 2000|From Times Wire Reports

Government officials moved thousands of landless blacks onto more white-owned farms over the weekend, despite a Supreme Court order Friday banning the resettlements for not meeting the terms of land reform laws, farmers said. The government has promised to confiscate without compensation 3,000 white-owned farms, divide them up and give them to landless blacks. Black families were escorted onto at least 50 farms across the country, according to the Commercial Farmers Union, which represents about 4,000 white farmers.

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