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We grieve with the Eva family of northern KwaZulu-Natal over the death of their father.
We do not know if Kenneth Eva's employers ordered him to destroy peoples' homes.
The farm manager is the latest victim of the hostile relationship between white farmers and their workers.
The killing is a result of the murky doings of the Department of Land Affairs.
It has been 12 years since the government promised to redistribute the land in South Africa so that everyone has a share. But little land has been handed over to Africans. Farmers have been reluctant to share with black communities and some have inflated their prices in a bid to profit from this necessary process.
Meanwhile, blacks have reached boiling point at not getting back what rightfully belongs to them. They fear they might lose out.
It does not help that farmers are also taking advantage of the lax laws governing land tenancy by evicting people, destroying their homes and killing their animal stock.
Land Affairs must act with speed to prevent further killings of this nature. Their tardy work rate might propel us into a bloody dispute as in Zimbabwe, a chapter we do not need to add to our history.