EFF MP says party will relocate landless people to "whites only places"

EFF MP says party will relocate landless people to "whites only places"

- An EFF MP says the party plans to give homeless people tracts of land in "white only places", such as Orania

- His claim was retweeted by Julius Malema

- The comment may merely be an attempt to cause a stir, however, as the MP, Marshall Dlamini has been in the spotlight for controversial reasons in the past

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Marshall Dlamini, an EFF MP, said on Twitter that the party will relocate people without land to "whites-only" settlements such as Orania.

It is unclear whether this is an official EFF stance, but his message was retweeted by party leader Julius Malema.

Dlamini added that these homeless people should be given pieces of land in this areas.

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Orania is regarded as a whites-only settlement, although a spokesperson for the town has recently said that people of all races are welcome, provided they are willing to assimilate into Afrikaans culture. 

Additionally, there are reports that a new whites-only settlement, Eureka, is being established in the Northern Cape, according to IOL. The town is billed as a space in which Afrikaans culture can be preserved. 

These whites-only settlements have drawn significant criticism in recent weeks, although they have also had their defenders. The Freedom Front Plus's Peter Marais, for example, has said that he sees no issue with places like Orania, comparing them to Ulundi.

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However, it is unclear whether Dlamini's comments reflect actual EFF policy or if they are merely an attempt to grab headlines. Dlamini is known for controversial behaviour. For example, he slapped a police officer following Cyril Ramaphosa's state of the nation address in a video which subsequently went viral, Briefly.co.za has gathered.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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