- President Ramaphosa stated that those who will be benefiting from land expropriation should be closer to the economic centres of South Africa
- The president also said publicly owned rural land should be expropriated and used to build facilities and homes
- Rural land owned by the government will also be released to the people of South Africa
In response to a question posed by Julius Malema, President Ramaphosa said that land close to towns will be expropriated.
The president was answering questions on Wednesday and land expropriation came up.
During his address in Parliament, President Ramaphosa said South Africans need land where they can build a home, where they can farm and where they can build facilities for various amenities.
President Ramaphosa added that land owned by the government in urban areas must be released to the people of South Africa.
The plan is to move South Africans closer to the economic centres. The president said the government wants rapid release of publicly owned land rural land as well.
South Africans voiced their opinions on the matter when they heard what President Ramaphosa said:
Rui Gomes - Why not improve infrastructure instead? Public transport to start with, people around the world commute to their places of work up to 2hrs each way. Why do Saffas think they are any different? We’d rather have people cramped into small areas so they are closer to the ‘economic activity’!! Might also be a good idea to stop destroying the small amount of infrastructure we do have in place, might be a good idea to stop burning trains/buses.
Jack Smith - Cramped = more TB = boost for the medical industry.
Otto - Tanking the country. One utterance at a time.
Mr Colin - Viva anc education. Bring land to this country. HAHAHA.
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