South Africa 7.6.2016 05:51 pm

EFF claims ANC ‘buys stolen property’

EFF leader Julius Malema. Photo: Gallo Images / Beeld / Felix Dlangamandla

EFF leader Julius Malema. Photo: Gallo Images / Beeld / Felix Dlangamandla

The party says land was ‘stolen’ and so paying for it now would be a crime.

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema has released yet another article dishing out the party’s policy stance on land.

This in the midst of the ANC Expropriation Bill making headlines with the DA is petitioning.

Malema said the EFF would not buy back land that he says was stolen from black people. Buying back the land, Malema says, would be a criminal offence, as the land was “illegally acquired”.

This is in reference to the ANC’s supposed “willing buyer, willing seller” policy on land redistribution policy.

“The Economic Freedom Fighters is the only significant political movement which has a commitment to take back the land without compensation and give to the people equitably. The EFF is not ashamed of and will never retreat from this commitment because buying illegally acquired property is a criminal offence and we will never be party to criminal activities. What this means is that when we are government in any municipality, we will allocate all available land to the people for residential, industrial, religious and recreational purposes, and no one will stop the EFF from doing so,” said Malema.

“What this means is that when we are government in any municipality, we will allocate all available land to the people for residential, industrial, religious and recreational purposes, and no one will stop the EFF from doing so.

“Landlessness in South Africa is a result of colonial dispossession and black genocide committed by the white settlers whose descendants continue to occupy and own the land today.”

 

today in print