- The DA has officially unveiled its manifesto for this year’s elections and has made it clear that they oppose the EFF’s stance on land expropriation
- The document contains points that were to be expected, such as issues of privatisation and elimination of e-tolls in the Gauteng area, but most importantly it explains the party’s stance on the controversial topic of land in SA
- The DA’s approach to land expropriation is one that does not want to bring justice “by taking away from one person to give to another”
The DA has just recently shared their full manifesto for 2019, a document weighing in at a hefty 83 pages.
One of the key points of the DA’s manifesto, that is likely to split voters, is the party’s opposition to land expropriation.
The Daily Maverick reported that redistribution of land as a way of righting the wrongs of the past will not be on the DA’s to-do list.
The party will also be adding a “sunset clause” to their “race-based redress,” perhaps to satisfy those voters who have grumbled at the ‘unfairness’ of an initiative like BEE.
The DA’s document states:
“Unlike the current government and all other political parties in this country, the DA does not seek to achieve economic justice by taking away from one person to give to another. We want to build a bigger economy…”
Briefly.co.za pinpointed that other important points made in the recently-shared manifesto include the promise of a 15 year jail-time minimum for anyone found guilty of corruption involving over R10 000, as well as a more hardline approach to illegal immigrants entering South Africa.
Hear Mmusi Maimane give his keynote address at the unveiling of the DA’s 2019 manifesto:
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