The Economic Freedom Fighters have denounced the new whites-only settlement in the Northern Cape. The party says the 'divisive' movement has no place in a democratic South Africa.
The 'Red Berets' revealed that the founder, Adriaan Nieuwoudt, had reportedly spent time in jail and that people should be wary of his intentions.
Obakeng Lechuti, spokesman for the Economic Freedom Fighters in the Northern Cape, has denounced Eureka, a proposed whites-only settlement in the province.
The party fully denounced the settlement and says that their rights and the fight against racial discrimination have been violated by the proclamation. Lechuti says the party is fighting against Orania, a similar establishment, and seeks to end the trend of racial discrimination in the region.
Briefly.co.za reported earlier that Adriaan Nieuwoudt founded the Eureka settlement in an attempt to 'protect uprooted' white South Africans. The settlement promises a hectare of land to those who wish to join the movement.
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Lechutti has cautioned against the founder, saying that Nieuwoudt has found himself on the wrong side of the law:
"We all remember that Nieuwoudt was once sequestrated and sentenced to nine years in jail but only spent one year in jail. Our Northern Cape people should be aware of this self-focused individual who is aiming to rob our people with lies."
The spokesman was adamant that the movement is totally unacceptable and the promise of free land, something the EFF aspires to provide to previously-disadvantaged individuals, has fueled the flames of their anger:
“As the EFF we are advocating for equality, and cannot allow white privileges to advance while the majority of black people are still without land. We commit to our members and citizens of this Province that if this motion finds expression in the white community, they must expect that our black people will also occupy that 1 000 square metres of land too."
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