Mixed reactions over EFF MP's suggestion to move landless to Orania

Mixed reactions over EFF MP's suggestion to move landless to Orania

EFF MP Marshall Dlamini has attracted mixed reactions to his recent tweet claiming that the EFF will relocate landless people to 'whites-only' settlements like Orania and Eureka. Carel Boshoff, president of the Orania Movement, commented that the move had been an 'easy and logical' one for the political party.

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EFF MP Marshall Dlamini has been getting mixed reactions to a recent comment on moving landless South Africans.

Briefly.co.za reported earlier that Dlamini had taken to Twitter to reveal that the EFF intends to relocate landless people to 'white-only places' and allocate large portions of land to them. Julius Malema, the leader of the political party, appeared to endorse the tweet by sharing it on his own page.

According to IOL, Carel Boshoff, president of the Orania Movement, commented on the statement, saying that it had been 'easy' for the EFF to channel his movement, responding that:

“They will have a tough time doing so because they won’t find any land here. All the land is occupied and, more importantly, it is being worked. It’s not just about ownership, it’s also about usage."

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In general, the post garnered mixed reactions with some asking what year this would all take place in, hinting that the EFF may not be able to garner the majority it was hoping for in next week's elections.

Some people questioned the logic of displacing people to the Northern Cape, landless or not, likening the move to that of a dictator.

One sharp observer posted a clip of the MP slapping an officer after the State of the Nation Address earlier this year, with the caption 'or else', suggesting that the land repossession mentioned might not be done in an amicable fashion.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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