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A weekend newspaper reported that the government was planning to expropriate six more white-owned farms after negotiations broke down over the prices of the properties.
Peter Mhangwani, the land claims commissioner of northern Mpumalanga, said he had run out of patience after land owners either refused access to surveyors or demanded unrealistic prices.
"The high prices stall the restitution process. We cannot wait any longer.
"That is why I have six expropriation applications on my desk," said the commissioner.
Mhangwani said the expropriation orders still had to be assessed by the province's lawyers. - Sapa-AFP