EFF says government must finalise land question by end of the year

EFF says government must finalise land question by end of the year

- AN EFF MP has called for the land question to be finalised before the end of the year

- The MP, Nkagisang Koni, also says she wants to put an end to foreign ownership of land

- Koni also dismissed the issuing of title deeds as a way of addressing land reform

PAY ATTENTION: Click “See First” under the “Following” tab to see Briefly.co.za News on your News Feed!

An EFF member of the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) says that, by the end of the year, the state should control all land and finalise the issue of land expropriation.

The comments were made by EFF member Nkagisang Poppy Koni.

"Land must be in the hands of the state," Koni said.

PAY ATTENTION: Do you want to know what's trending on Briefly.co.za? Join our WhatsApp group today.

Koni also said that at least half of all land should be given to women and the youth. She also rubbished the suggestion that issuing title deeds to people in townships is sufficient to address the land question.

Additionally, Koni said that foreigners should be barred from owning land in South Africa, according to fin24.

Koni also said that she sides with Zindzi Mandela's controversial tweets regarding land reform. Mandela caused a stir last week when he posted comments about "land thieves" and "white cowards".

Koni's comments match similar fiery statements made this week in Parliament by Julius Malema, who called once more for the Constitution to be amended to allow expropriation of land without compensation, Briefly.co.za has gathered.

READ ALSO: Ramaphosa's campaign probe labelled 'bizarre', DA distances itself

This week, the Red Berets' deputy-president, Floyd Shivambu, also delivered a speech in which he reaffirmed the EFF's commitment to land expropriation.

Enjoyed reading our story? Download BRIEFLY's news app on Google Play now and stay up-to-date with major South African news!

Source: Briefly.co.za

Mailfire view pixel