- COPE leader Mosiuoa Lekota stated that those who criticise his views on land expropriation don't understand him or the sacrifices he made for his country
- People insulted him during a land expropriation hearing in the North West, calling him a disappointment
- The COPE leader have publicly spoken out against the amendment of Section 25 of the Constitution
Mosiuoa Lekota, leader of the Congress of the People (COPE), feels he is misunderstood by those insulting him because of his views on land expropriation.
The COPE leader attended the hearing on land expropriation in the North West province on the 18th of July.
At the hearing, the government listens to submissions on the amendment of Section 25 of the Constitution, against which Lekota has spoken out before.
It was at the hearing that he addressed his critics, according to a report by EWN.
People critiqued Lekota during the hearing, saying they are disappointed in him. One person was quoted saying he is a disgrace.
Lekota simply dismissed the insults and stated that anyone who holds such views of him does not know him or the sacrifices he made for South Africa.
He added that he was in prison for more than 13 years but never wanted to punish those who sent him there.
Briefly.co.za learned that Lekota also asked whether the Constitution signed by late Nelson Mandela betrayed the people like he is accused of doing.
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