- The EFF just proved they bow to no other political party,
- Juju's party admitted to being behind the land grabs in the Gauteng area
- And, they are not backing down, despite Ramaphosa's threats of legal action
The Economic Freedom Fighters in Gauteng has taken the responsibility for the recent land grabs in the area, and as they dare Ramaphosa to bring in the police.
The EFF recently said they were behind the land invasions in Tshwane and Joburg, adding they would continue with seizing land despite criticism from the provincial government and metros.
According to the EFF chairperson in Gauteng, Mandisa Mashego, the party would treat land invasions as business-as-usual as part of their permanent land occupation programme, which they had been pursuing since the EFF's existence in 2013.
Mashego said the party believed land occupation was part of their cardinal pillar and policy, which aims to see "economic freedom" in this lifetime.
The EFF's behaviour has not been condoned by the South African president and metros.
Briefly.co.za gathered Ramaphosa said it was against the law to seize land, adding it showed a sign of disorder.
The head of state warned those part in the invasions in Olievenhoutbosch in Tshwane would have to face the South African law.
TimesLIVE reported the head of the Gauteng department of human settlements, Matilda Gasela, has urged police to take action against those violating the law.
She said the department worried the public was being mislead by criminal elements within the comunity, adding they called on law enforcement agencies to handle the situation.
However, the EFF is not afraid of the warnings, adding they would not take "kindly to Ramaphosa's threats of action against our people's programme‚”
Mashego said the EFF structures and branches lead most of land occupation programmes in Gauteng and areas surrounding Tshwane was no exception.
The Gauteng spokesperson of the EFF continued by taking a jab at Ramaphosa over the Marikana incident, adding the president's actions against land invasions could lead to more deaths.
“The last time Ramaphosa mentioned concomitant action a mass murder of workers by the SAPS‚ led by the ANC government‚ happened horrendously in Marikana. So we are fully aware that Ramaphosa's action-threats may very well be deadly and our people will be on the lookout.”
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