Ramaphosa says land reforms should not cause fear

SA President Cyril Ramaphosa
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President Cyril Ramaphosa says people shouldn’t be afraid of his land reform programme. Speaking after the EU-South Africa summit in Brussels, the President insisted the constitution is being respected.

The summit was taking place at the European Union headquarters, amidst a flurry of activity on Brexit, with the UK and the EU agreeing a deal.

President Ramaphosa says there will not be widespread land grabs if the land reforms are eventually approved.

At the EU-South Africa summit, the President insisted that foreign investors buying or using land should not be afraid.

He says he was comforted by his meetings with EU council president Donald Tusk that Brexit will not have too large an effect on the South African economy.

Brussels and the UK have agreed a deal on Brexit which is currently causing political earthquakes in Britain.