- ANC councillor Andile Lungisa shared a polarising social media post, which detailed a trip he took with his brother to Tsitsikamma
- Lungisa claimed that the area belonged to his ancestors and posed the question whether the land should be reclaimed forcefully or via expropriation without compensation
- The controversial politician invoked a strong response as many were angered by his post
ANC councillor Andile Lungisa went on a trip to Tsitsikamma with his brother recently and took to social media.
However, Lungisa’s tweet didn’t merely share holiday snaps as it contained a polarising message.
The caption read: “My brother and I we visited Tsitsikamma area to check the land of our ancestors, who were forceful removed by settlers in the 1800s. We are running out of options now, should we take this land back by force or via expropriation without compensation? Your advice compatriots!”
The politician is no stranger to controversy as he was previously convicted for assaulting DA councillor Rano Kayser in 2016.
Briefly.co.za observed the viral reaction as more than 300 comments were shared.
#LANDorDEATH (@kayaz_1) said, “You and your organization failed to do that as you kept quoting the infiltrated so called #freedomcharter We need another generation to continue with this struggle which began in the 1700s during the Xhosa frontier wars.”
SOSOBALA KHEKHEKHE II (@PaulMzoxolo) commented: “They won’t be Expropriation without compensation under Ramaphosa. You must take your land by force. Those white people must produce proof of purchase of whom the bought the land from.”
Quasimodo (@africandarter) said, “Big mouth hypocrite. Stop blaming the settlers for this problem. The ANC that we voted into power has thousands of farms and land belonging to them. When will you stop lying to our people and start giving back state owned land. Or do you want that house in Clifton? Thieving dogs.”
eisenbahningenieur (@nonlinearnodes) added, “You should go serve your sentence first.”
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