EFF deputy president Floyd Shivambu has reiterated the party’s position that the whole of South Africa will have to be repossessed if proper land redistribution for the benefit of all is to happen.
Shivambu was delivering an EFF lecture on the expropriation of land without compensation for equal distribution and use.
The EFF and the ANC are leading the push to amend Section 25 of the Constitution to enable expropriation without compensation, but the two parties disagree about how such expropriation should be expedited.
While the ANC has been pushing for restitution, redistribution for individual South Africans, the EFF is calling for all land to be transferred to the state as the custodian.
Shivambu said the ANC-led government’s failed ambitions of reaching 30% land redistribution by 2004 and then 2014 would always fail even if the targets continued to be pushed because those who possessed land were not willing to give it up.
“It is 2020 and they have not reached the 30% because that piece-by-piece approach is subjected to litigation and unreasonable, sick demands by the colonial settlers demanding billions of rand for land they did not purchase. So, we need to repossess the whole of SA and say it is under the custodianship of the state.”
Source: Political Bureau