Julius Malema has condemned Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa for his plans to to compensate white farmers. The EFF leader feels that paying farmers who had been stripped of their land almost two decades ago is a sellout move.
Leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters, Julius Malema, has lashed out at Emmerson Mnangagwa for plans to compensate white farmers.
According to IOL, Malema had denounced the plans to pay out to those whose land had been confiscated by war veterans nearly 20 years ago.
Malema explained that Zimbabwe was plagued with poverty and was unable to pay for basic healthcare, adequate education and even infrastructure.
The EFF leader feels that giving money to those who 'don't deserve' it would result in the people of Zimbabwe turning on Mnangagwa soon, predicting that the president would not finish his term in office:
“Anyone who compensates them for stolen land is a sellout. Anyone who compensates for the expropriation of land is a sellout."
This comes as South Africa prepares to carry out its own version of land reform. President Cyril Ramaphosa recently commented on the policy.
Briefly.co.za reported earlier that, while on the campaign trail, Ramaphosa had promised the farming community in the Western Cape that their land was protected.
Ramaphosa had assured the farmers that land reform would be carried out within the confines of the law and that illegal grabs would not be tolerated.
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