- The EFF deputy president has attempted to calm fears over land expropriation without compensation
- He communicated his position via a series of tweets from the EFF's official Twitter account
- He promised that the process would be democratic and fair
The EFF deputy president Floyd Shivambu has explained that South Africa must not be afraid that land expropriation without compensation will result in the country ending up like Zimbabwe.
He explained his position in a series of tweets from the EFF's verified account. Shivambu said that land expropriation would not disrupt industries or agriculture. He said that the land would be equally distributed.
Briefly.co.za learned that Shivambu said that the process would be democratic and everyone in South Africa will receive land according to the citizen.co.za.
In February of this year, the National Assembly passed a motion to change the constitution to allow for land expropriation without compensation. The motion passed with an overwhelming majority with 241 parliamentarians voting in favour.
Shivambu said that the process would be democratic and everyone in South Africa will receive land.
“No one should claim unreasonable portions of land. The land will be distributed equally for use. Like Ngonyama Trust saying the whole of KZN belongs to the king. It cannot be that one individual owns the land. It must be subjected to the democratic process of redistribution,” he said.
He also said that residential properties would be converted but the residents would not be evicted.
Zimbabwe implemented a policy of land expropriation through invasions which forced white farmers off their land. In the wake of the farm invasions, the economy disintegrated and has not recovered since.
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