- Political analyst Moeletsi Mbeki says the ANC and EFF are using the land debate to attack the white population in the hope of luring back waning electoral support
- Moeletsi is former president Thabo Mbeki’s brother and said the entire land debate was actually about attracting voters ahead of the 2019 general election
- Mbeki called Julius Malema a black racist and said he was now actually leading the ANC’s election campaign
Political analyst Moeletsi Mbeki says the African National Congress (ANC) and Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) are using land expropriation without compensation to attack the white population in the hope of luring back disenchanted voters.
Mbeki said the ANC and its little son, the EFF, hopes that by attacking the white population, it can win back the support of those black voters who turned their backs on the party.
"I'm totally unworried about ANC and EFF propaganda on land expropriation. It has nothing to do with land, it's about the ANC losing elections," he said.
Briefly.co.za gathered that Mbeki was speaking at the ‘Nation in Conversation’ panel discussion in Bothaville.
Mbeki called Julius Malema a black racist and said he was now actually leading the ANC’s 2019 election campaign.
Mbeki said the land topic was just camouflage and added: "It is supported and reinforced by the famous black racist, Mr Julius Malema, who is very eloquent. Malema is actually now leading the ANC's election campaign by attacking white people."
Mbeki is former president Thabo Mbeki’s younger brother and is currently the deputy chairperson of the South African Institute of International Affairs. He is a published author and regular columnist for local newspapers.
According to Mbeki, the ANC was making a huge mistake by building its election campaign around the issue of land. He feels black voters are far more economically literate than the ruling party realises.
EWN.co.za reported that Mbeki said voters were abandoning the ANC because its economic policies had failed and actually led to a deindustrialisation of the economy and not because they were interested in race issues.
Mbeki advised white South African’s to ignore the noise and bluster around the issue of land expropriation without compensation.
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