The African National Congress and the Economic Freedom Fighters both feel that speeding up land expropriation would help with housing delivery. The parties have seemingly joined hands, at least in this bid to tackle the current housing backlog.
The current national housing backlog sits at over 2 million and it seems as if the ANC and the EFF have agreed on how to solve the issue.
According to Eyewitness News, the two parties believe that land expropriation will be able to fast-track the ability to deliver proper homes to those who need them.
The fast-approaching elections have allowed political parties to raise their opinions on how the substantial backlog could be reduced.
The two parties had co-operated in establishing a resolution to expropriate land without compensation in 2018. It appears as if they have managed to find common ground once again on the land issue.
Dennis Cruywagen, ANC spokesman, has said that housing delivery remains of vial importance:
“The housing policy will aim to return where we left off in 2009 in the Western Cape when we were replaced by the DA. They never matched our delivery rate. They could not.”
This opinion was reiterated by EFF provincial chair, Melikhata Xego, who insisted that expropriation would help cater for the need for housing.
In other news, Briefly.co.za reported that Julius Malema had accused Zimbawe President Emmerson Mnangagwa of selling over for his plans to compensate white farmers for land seized from them.
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