Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema says South Africa needs to understand that land expropriation without compensation is no longer a debate topic but a reality. He was holding a briefing in Johannesburg on his party’s land expropriation strategy on Thursday afternoon. Malema says, 2018 will go down in history as the year that black parties voted for the policy. But he’s warned against the spread of misinformation.
“We invite people not to be alarmists and cause unfounded panic. We must all be prepared to engage in a democratic debate and contribute to the constitutional review committee of Parliament. Whatever the case, it must be clear that land expropriation without compensation is no longer a debate, Parliament has resolved on this. What is to be debated are the modalities thereof.”
“My relationship with media has always been like this. When you do well we compliment you. But come on man; journalists have taken a position against land expropriation. There may be a few who haven’t. The white owned media houses have taken a position,” said Malema.
Malema says, ‘the white DA boys in parliament’ didn’t grasp that the issue is not about RDP house. It’s about the dispossession of blacks, and the pain they continue to live with. Malema also says, SA had a revolution, ‘but the oppressors lost nothing & the oppressed gained nothing’(sic).