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Judas Seimela says he wants to return to his ancestral land on a farm in the George's Valley Gorge near Tzaneen. Picture: Lucky Nxumalo

15 June 2015


Judas Seimela says he wants to return to his ancestral land on a farm in the George's Valley Gorge near Tzaneen. Picture: Lucky Nxumalo

Judas Seimela says he wants to return to his ancestral land on a farm in the George’s Valley Gorge near Tzaneen. Picture: Lucky Nxumalo

By Sizwe Sama Yende

Judas Seimela was a young man when the apartheid government forcibly removed his community from vast tracts of land in the scenic George’s Valley Gorge in Limpopo.

The frail 88-year-old pensioner has been living in the impoverished village of Nywaneng, between Polokwane and Moria, since the forced removal.

There are many like him in the village – former inhabitants of George’s Valley who had hoped to return to the land in their lifetimes, but whose hopes have been dashed for a second time.

Read the full article from News24.

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