This article appeared in the Inyanda Community News newspaper, which is published every two months by the Inyanda National Land Movement and distributed nationwide through its affiliate organisations.
Land activists are up in arms after the Caledon Magistrate Court failed to resolve the issue of a small-scale farmer's livestock that the Theewaterskloof Municipality wants to sell, effectively ruining the farmer.
On January 26, the Caledon magistrate's Court dismissed an application by Mr Anthony Sampson “Oom Pops” to stop the local municipality from selling his six horses that have been in the pound since March 2016. However, the Court declined to give a final order on the matter, and instead called on Oom Pops to testify for the first time in this case.
The Court must still set a date when it will reconvene to hear further arguments from Counsel before granting a final order on the sale of the horses.
“It is disappointing as I thought everything would be final and sorted out today, but I now I must return to court again.” Oom Pops said after a long day waiting outside the court.