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farming thumb medium80 84EWN reports that centenarian John Chisale has been buried on the farm he had been fighting to live on after a High Court ruling in Limpopo on Friday.  

The current owner had been threatening to evict him and his family, and after Chisale died his body lay in a mortuary for weeks before the ruling made it possible for him to be buried on the farm on Sunday.  The 116-year-old Malawian national began working on the Lephalale farm when he arrived in SA in 1947.  Represented by the Nkuzi Development Association, Chisale first approached the courts in 2006 to challenge what he described as unfair treatment by Isabella Pistorius, the daughter of original farm owner.  The association’s Vasco Mabunda said Chisale’s case has been made prominent by media coverage, but for many farm dwellers it was nothing new.  Chisale is survived by his grandchildren and great-grandchildren who fear they may still be kicked off the land they call home.

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