- The EFF is fuming after Zimbabwe announced it would be making amends with white farmers and compensating them for seized land
- The Red Berets have slammed President Mnangagwa as treasonous and clueless for allowing the agreement to be reached
- This comes after the financially-crippled nation pledged R500 billion in settlements
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The Economic Freedom Fighters have arguably been a driving force behind South Africa's journey to land expropriation in an effort to rectify the displacement of citizens during the apartheid regime.
In a statement issued in response to Zimbabwe agreeing to compensate white landowners, the Red Berets have made their dim view of the situation crystal clear:
"We are of the firm view that President Mnangagwa is either deeply misinformed about the real causes of the crisis in Zimbabwe or is simply capitulating to the pressure from the white supremacist world. Either way, the treasonous act of paying to white settlers money that Zimbabwe does not have will not resolve the crisis in Zimbabwe."
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The party didn't flinch when it placed a large portion of the blame for the country's current economic crisis at President Emmerson Mnangagwa's feet.
"Mnangagwa will be remembered as a clueless, ideological amoeba who was prepared to trade off important gains of the struggle in order to be liked by whites. We deeply condemn this act of betrayal by Mnangagwa, and call on ordinary Zimbabweans to reject this wasteful use of money that should be directed towards building hospitals in Zimbabwe."
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported Zimbabwe has agreed to pay R500 billion to white farmers in compensation for the land expropriated by the government under the reign of Robert Mugabe.
In the same breath, the country isn't financially capable of forking over the steep sum and will be issuing long term bonds and approaching donors with farms to raise capital.
Over 20 years ago, the government had overseen the controversial evictions of 4 500 white farmers, handing the land over to around 300 000 black families in an attempt to rectify colonial injustice.
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