A land claim, some hard luck...My story.

Before I try to explain what happened when I sold my farm to the Land Claims people, I need to make it clear: I never wanted to sell. First, the story behind the story.

Fifteen years ago I lost the use of my right shoulder as the result of a road accident. Until then I had travelled the country building fruit packaging machines. I was very good at it. After the accident I could not even brush my teeth. As my whole family was into farming, when I was paid out by the Road Accident Fund, it made good sense to buy a farm with the money.

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