- EFF leader Julius Malema spoke to the media about how land expropriation will be implemented
- The EFF leader said the land matter would not be a war, but a democratic process
- Malema said there should be a robust debate around the matter
Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema spoke to the media on Thursday night about his vision for implementing land expropriation without compensation.
Malema denied the process would lead South African down a path of economic destruction and rubbished claims that his party were beating the drums of war.
Malema said South Africa would not make the same mistakes that Zimbabwe made. He noted that doing so would be a sure-fire way to bankrupt the country.
Briefly.co.za gathered that the EFF wants the implementation of the policy to be done without gangs or the army.
“White people were beaten up, we have not done that here. White people call us all sorts of name, they are so angry. We have not beaten them up!” said Malema.
He noted that the transfer of land would take place in line with the freedom charter and within a democratic process.
Malema added that no-one was taking land from the Kings. He added that the EFF was not out for revenge on white people, despite the blood that they had on their hands.
The EFF leader said there was no such things as urban or rural land only South African land. This land he said would be owned by the state and transferred to trusts who would manage the land. Malema said this was only one of many proposals around the issue.
Malema denied the land matter would lead to war because it would be done in a completely democratic manner.
The EFF leader finished by saying there would and should be robust debate around the land issue, he noted that his party did not fear holding these debates and would engage in debates around the matter.
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