SA could face land grabs - ANCYL

South Africa could face land grabs if the ANC does not review its land reform policy.

ANCYL Deputy President Ronald Lamola. Picture: Tshepo Lesole/EWN

PRETORIA/CAPE TOWN - The ANC Youth League (ANCYL) has warned that South Africa could face land grabs if government does not review its land reform policy.

The League's Deputy President Ronald Lamola was addressing a policy workshop in Centurion on Friday evening.

He said it was only after mass action by Zimbabwean people that Zanu-PF responded to the issue.

Lamola said it was expected that white South Africans and investors would flee the country if "militant and aggressive" legislation was implemented.

Meanwhile, the Breede River Valley Municipality in the Western Cape said a piece of land that was invaded by some Worcester residents was earmarked for housing.

Some 100 people cleared vegetation and erected makeshift structures on a site near the Zwelethemba township on Friday morning.

Speaking to Eyewitness News , many residents said they were tired of living in backyards.

Community leader Phiri Sofuthi said adults and their dependents were still living with their parents.

The municipality's Johan Botha said, "We cannot allow the people to stay there for a while because we want to develop it."