South Africa violent land reforms on the cards as Zuma prepares to send ANC youth to Zimbabwe to learn about land invasion

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ANC Youth League President Collen Maine said the youth wing will be visiting Zimbabwe to research that country’s land reform programme because the South African government has been too slow to redistribute land to black people, it has been reported.

It comes as President Jacob Zuma said government has to come up with “instruments” to fast-track land reform. Speaking at one of the events marking the ANC’s 104th birthday in Rustenburg on Friday, Zuma questioned why the state was paying for “stolen land”.

Maine said Zimbabwe is one of several previously colonised countries the league intends visiting. He said black people deserve to get their land back.

Around 4,000 white-owned farms were invaded during sweeping land grabs in Zimbabwe which began 15 years ago. That country has since experienced an economic meltdown.