EFF’s land occupation struggles is scheduled to happen on the 6th of April. The day isn’t here yet, but is already stirring a clash between the Front National (SA) and the Fighters (EFF).
It’s know to most South Africans that the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) policy on land calls for the expropriation of land without compensation for equitable redistribution.
“…Land should be transferred to the ownership and custodianship of the state in a similar way that all mineral and petroleum resources were transferred to the ownership and custodianship of the state…
“The state should through its legislative capacity transfer all land to the state, which will administer and use land for sustainable-development purposes. This transfer should happen without compensation, and should apply to all South Africans, black and white,” reads an excerpt from the party’s policy on land.
EFF in a statement on its third National Plenum, related based on its National Program of Action, that 6th of April won’t be an ordinary day for South Africa.
On the 6th of April, all branches of the party will partake in EFF’s land occupation struggles.
“These struggles highlight the urgent need for this country to resolve the land question by expropriating land without compensation for equal redistribution,” disclosed the party.
Reacting to the EFF plan to forcefully occupy land across the country on the 6th of April 2017, Front National (SA) leader Hannes Engelbrecht, accused the EFF leader of a deliberate attempt to dish-out racially motivated insult to white South Africans.
According to Engelbrecht, the EFF leader “knows full well that the white minority population celebrates the landing of Jan van Riebeeck in 1652 on that day.
“The date he chose is therefore deliberately chosen as a racially motivated insult to the white population,” asserted Engelbrecht.
Also, Front National (SA) leader upheld that EFF’s land occupation struggles scheduled for April 6th is racist arguing that the EFF and ANC are in an evil alliance aimed at causing the complete economical break-down of South Africa.
“Along with the new Property Expropriation Bill which the ANC government is so eager to push through Parliament, we can reach no other conclusion than that the EFF and ANC are in an evil alliance to launch actions which caused the complete economical break-down of neighboring Zimbabwe,” Engelbrecht remarked.
According to him, Front National (SA) believes in a peaceful solution to the land ownership issue.
Arguing that it can be resolved by recognizing the right of ethnic minorities to self-determination, Engelbrecht urged South Africa’s ruling party and the EFF to admit that, and create the opportunity for the parties to dialogue and resolve the matter.
Nonetheless, he referred to the EFF’s history of violence and disrespect towards private property ownership and said:
“…We are now forced to look at alternatives in response to such an attitude.
“We cannot simply sit back and see how the blood of innocent people is spilled because of a matter which can be resolved by recognizing the basic constitutional right of self-government for all ethnic groups in the country,” added the Front National (SA) leader.