Julius Malema: ANC duplicated the EFF's land expropriation policy

Julius Malema: ANC duplicated the EFF's land expropriation policy

- Leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters, Julius Malema, has accused the ANC of adopting his party's land expropriation policy as their own

-Malema says the ruling party is trying to backtrack from amending the Constitution in order to allow for land reform.

- This comes in response to recent comments from Jackson Mthembu, saying that he doubts the ANC will meet the March deadline to make the amendments

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Julius Malema, the leader of the EFF, claims the ruling party has adopted his party's land reform policies as their own.

According to The Citizen, he maintained that the ANC will fail to implement the proposed changes to the Constitution before the March deadline.

Malema accused the ruling party of trying to back out of the amendments, which will allow for land expropriation without compensation:

“Today we are reading that the ANC says it is impossible to finish their amendment of the constitution before the closing of 5th parliament. That is somersaulting, they are looking for a way out because it is not their thing, they are not committed to it.”

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This comes in response to recent comments from Jackson Mthembu, ANC Chief Whip, who recently told the media that he doubts the ANC will meet the deadline to amend the constitution.

Mthembu advised his party to postpone the process until the next Parliament is convened, a move that has been met with mixed reactions.

Briefly.co.za gathered that Malema is having none of it, condemning the party for stalling on what he feels is a vital issue:

“Their intention was to… hijack it from the EFF and make it their own thing, but they don’t have commitment,”

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The EFF leader, who was expelled from the ANCYL for his comments on land reform, is having none of their excuses:

“Their intention was to… hijack it from the EFF and make it their own thing, but they don’t have commitment,”

Malema is adamant that the attempt of the ANC to copy his party's policy has backfired on them, saying that the movement belongs solely to the EFF and everyone knows it:

“The land issue belongs to the EFF, even if you’re in a queue and someone is talking about land someone is going to say, ‘Who are you, EFF?’ because you can’t take it away from the EFF, it’s a synonym for the EFF. The ANC’s attempt to take it has backfired big time because the intention has always been for the ANC to impress and appease white minorities, and with this policy, the whites are very angry and Cyril realised he’s going to lose favour with the minorities.”

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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