The ANC Youth League (ANCYL) has expressed readiness to sustain the call for land to be expropriated without compensation.
According to the League, the campaign was one of its resolutions that the Commander-in-Chief of SA’s economic freedom fighters “stole” from it.
Speaking on behalf of the league on Wednesday, Mlondi Mkhize, the National spokesperson of the ANCYL alleged that the EFF stole the land expropriation policy from the ANCYL during its 24th national congress.
Aside that, Mkhize disclosed that the Malema-led party made away with some other resolutions like the nationalization of banks and mines.
Validating his assertion, the spokesperson cited the ANCYL’s 24th national congress document which contained the league’s resolution.
The resolution indicates that the ANCYL wanted to “amend section 25 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa to make provision for the expropriation without compensation of property; particularly land, for equitable redistribution in the public interest and for the public purpose.”
It also called for the “nationalization of strategic sectors and the commanding heights of the economy to realize the Freedom Charter’s clarion call that the people shall share in the country’s wealth.”
As stipulated, “such strategic sectors must include the mineral wealth beneath the soil, the banks and monopoly industry”.
Mkhize Slams SA’s Economic Freedom Fighters
Afterwards, Mkhize slammed the EFF for stealing the league’s policies. And then, announced that traditional leaders who own lands will be excluded from the nationalization act.
Meanwhile, BuzzSouthAfrica gathered that the Youth League wrote a letter to the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform, Gugile Nkwinti.
Therein they demanded for clarification on the interpretations of section 25 of the Constitution which bothers on land expropriation.