- The Freedom Front Plus leader argues that the land was not stolen from black people
- He says that the people were forcefully removed and compensated
- His view is at odds with that of many South Africans arguing for land expropriation without compensation
Pieter Groenewald, leader of the Freedom Front Plus (FFP), says that when black people were removed from their land did not equate to it being stolen.
He was arguing that one of the ANC's struggle songs which maintains that the land was stolen.
Groenewald has a different account of how the 1913 Land Act affected the black people of South Africa.
Briedly.co.za learned that he does not deny that the people were forcefully removed but that did not mean that the land had been stolen. He elaborated on his argument saying that people are forcefully removed from land all over the world according to ewn.co.za.
The FFP leaders also maintains that the black people were compensated when they were removed from the land. He goes further to say that in reality the Khoi and the San were the real victims and they were the ones who were dispossessed of their land.
The land debate has divided the nation and particularly when it comes to land under the control of traditional leaders such as the Ingonyama Trust. Political parties such as the EFF have taken up positions supporting the Zulu king's claim to the land in the KZN.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has assured the Zulu people that the land under the Ingonyama Trust is safe.
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