A cape fishing village has claimed a chunk of the famous De beers diamond mine. The village consisting of 40 families threatened the company not to sell it until their claim was settled. The claimants say that the company should move to the court to settle the issue, but the De beers spokesperson Tom Tweedy said he was waiting for the court to give final documents relating the claim.
“You can’t sell a house that is not yours,” Markus said. “We are saying that De Beers must first sort out the problems in their house before they sell to a third party. They can’t go and sell the land if we are having a claim there.”