- ANC economic transformation boss Enoch Godongwana has issued a warning to the South African electorate about the dangers of voting for the EFF next year
- Godongwana warned that the EFF’s plans for the country would lead to no one owning their home, farm or land because everything would be controlled by the state
- He added that the government could never be entrusted with owning all the land in the country and the ANC would not pursue that avenue
African National Congress (ANC) economic transformation boss Enoch Godongwana has issued a rather dire warning to the South African electorate about the dangers of voting for a government led by the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) in next year’s election.
Godongwana warned that the EFF’s plans for land expropriation meant that the government would become the custodian of all land in the country and no-one in South Africa would own their house, farm or plot of land.
Godongwana said the government could and should never be entrusted with owning all the land in the country which was why the ANC would not pursue that particular avenue. Godongwana said any expropriated land would be returned to the people and not be held by the government.
Briefly.co.za gathered that Godongwana was speaking at a forum organised by the African Farmers’ Association of South Africa (Afasa) in Gauteng on Wednesday.
SowetanLive.co.za reported Godongwana warned that those who wanted to vote for an EFF-led national government did so at their own peril and would face the prospect of losing their homes and business because of the EFF’s land reform policy.
Godongwana said people should be allowed to vote for the EFF if they wanted to but as the ANC they wanted to make sure the average South African understood the risks posed by the EFF’s proposed land reform policy.
The EFF’s proposal calls for all land in the country to be owned by the state and then be leased to individuals or other entities. This would mean that people would own the structures which they live in but not the land on which those structures are built.
Godongwana said the ANC, on the other hand, was in favour of distributing expropriated land to the people of the country and this distribution would include the title deed which would mean a person owns the land and their home.
Godongwana admitted that the ANC-led government had failed to distribute much of the land which it already possessed and in a stunning admittance Godongwana admitted that one of the single biggest causes of failed land reform since the ANC took power was corruption.
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