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THE portfolio committee on agriculture, land reform and rural development welcomed the decision of the Ingonyama Trust Board (ITB) tribunal that its tenancy agreement with the population was illegal.
The Pietermaritzburg High Court ruled on Friday that the rental agreement between the ITB and residents under its jurisdiction was illegal.
He said he had to reimburse all the money that had been paid by the people who rented the land.
Ingonyama Trust is the custodian of 3 million hectares of land in KwaZulu-Natal.
In a landmark High Court ruling, the rental agreement was found to be illegal.
The chairman of the portfolio committee on agriculture, land reform and rural development, Mandla Mandela, said they welcomed the High Court’s ruling.
“We must, in the interest of service to the population, ensure that institutions make the best efforts and respect good corporate governance practices and fulfill their founding objectives. The beneficiaries of ITB’s land in KwaZulu-Natal, which covers an area of approximately 3 million hectares, are an extension of our participatory democracy and their well-being, development and progress are protected by our Constitution and the Bill of Rights, ”Mandela said.
“The Minister and the Ministry of Agriculture, Agrarian Reform and Rural Development must apply themselves to respond to the court ruling and do their best to resolve the resulting problems,” he said. .
He said they would continue to engage the Ingonyama Board of Directors on these issues.
MPs hail Ingonyama Trust court ruling that tenancy with residents is illegal
SourceMPs hail Ingonyama Trust court ruling that tenancy with residents is illegal