- EFF leader Julius Malema put a cloud of doubt over President Ramaphosa's commitment to land reform
- Malema feels that Ramaphosa should wait until the Constitution has been amended before expropriating land
- According to Malema, Ramaphosa is only trying to win votes for the elections by expropriating land before the amendment
Julius Malema seems to doubt that President Ramaphosa is really dedicated to land reform.
Malema warned the president that expropriating land before the Constitution has been amended will cause trouble.
Malema accused the president of being deceptive towards SA on how dedicated he really is.
This comes after the ANC announced that 139 farms were marked for expropriation before the Constitution has been changed, as reported on earlier by Briefly.co.za
If you expropriate before, you risk a court battle with all those who own properties you seek to expropriate.
Malema accuses the African National Congress of trying to look good in the public's eyes by expropriating land before the changes were made.
He added Ramaphosa's allies in the ruling party aren't dedicated to land reform and are only trying to win the public's support for the upcoming elections in 2019.
Malema also said Ramaphosa's faction in the ANC of actually working against land expropriation and even compared them to AfriForum and the Democratic Alliance.
We are warning you: Do not play public opinion games with the land question. It is an emotive issue in which people’s dignity is at stake. Our people’s hope cannot be subjected to a contest on public opinion.
Regarding President Donald Trumps' recent tweet about South Africa's expropriation plans, Malema stated that he expected it. He said there will be more backlash in the future.
Malema wants the first land to be expropriated to be that of white owners whose land isn't being used, after which productive land will be taken.
Here's what Malema had to say on Trump's tweet:
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