Motlapele “Mo Molemi” Morule can undoubtedly be considered one of the hardest, fastest and truly exceptional South African hip hop artists. Mo Molemi, left the big city of Johannesburg to return home, to Mafikeng and pursue his passion of farming.
Molemi has recently put together a documentary asking questions about land distribution and reform in South Africa. In it he asks, whether black South African's in particular are ready and financially equipped to take care of the land they seek.
The farm that I work on is a family farm, it's leased by my dad from the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform.— Mo Molemi, farmer and hip hop artist
It's been under lease for close to 35 years for as long as I've lived. To think that one cannot get an offer to purchase on land that one has occupied for over 30 years is bizarre.— Mo Molemi, farmer and hip hop artist
Mo Molemi adds that the land itself is of no value, instead the production on the land is what's valuable.
You could have all the land you want but if you do not have the resources to develop the land then its just a liability to you.— Mo Molemi, farmer and hip hop artist
Watch: Part one: Are We Ready For Land Distribution?
Watch: Part 2: Are We Ready For Land Distribution?
Mo Molemi admits that the land question is a difficult one to address because it is an emotive subject tied to South Africa's history and apartheid but hopes his documentary will be an eye opener to the realities of those who aspire to own land.
Listen to Mo Molemi's full interview in the audio below where he also address intervention from government:
This article first appeared on 702 : Are We Ready For Land Distribution? Asks Mo Molemi