03 January 2019 - NW3261
Matiase, Mr NS to ask the MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM
(1) What (a) was the total settlement amount for the Mala-Mala land settlement deal, (b) is the current value of the land and (c) was the value of the land when the settlement deal was agreed to; (2) whether any forensic investigations have been conducted into the settlement deal; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?
1. (a) R1 012 529 492.00 (one billion twelve million five hundred and twenty nine thousand four hundred and ninety two rand) inclusive of improvements.
(b) The Commission has not conducted a new valuation and therefore does not know the current value.
(c) The claim was settled at 71000ha x R13 184 totalling R934 360 000.00.
2. No forensic investigation has been undertaken. The Portfolio Committee on Rural Development and Land Reform at a meeting held on 13 June 2018 mentioned that I should institute a forensic investigation into Mala-Mala. The Acting Director-General indicated at the meeting that the Portfolio Committee’s request for the forensic investigation be directed to the Department in writing. I have not yet received written communication on the matter.