South African president Jacob Zuma is due to deliver his eighth State of the Nation Address in parliament on Thursday. Last year he delivered two State of the Nation Addresses – one before and one after the country’s national elections in May. This report looks back at the claims he made about land reform.
Has the South African government redistributed 9.4-million hectares of land, or 7.3-million hectares, since 1994? President Jacob Zuma has laid claim to both figures in two separate speeches. And government officials appear unable to explain the discrepancy.