Freedom Charter wrong - whites have no claim to land in SA: Malema

27 June 2016 - 11:59 By TMG Digital


White people have no claim to land in South Africa because they brought no land with them when they colonised the tip of the continent. That was the message Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) commander-in-chief Julius Malema gave at an election rally in Newcastle at the weekend.Eyewitness News reported that he said the Freedom Charter – which states: “restrictions of land ownership on a racial basis shall be ended‚ and all the land redivided amongst those who work it” - was problematic.“If we say that South Africa belongs to whites too it means we are defeating what our forefathers were fighting for‚” the site quoted Malema as saying.South Africa would be boring without white people: Julius MalemaEconomic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema says South Africa would be a boring country without white people. “These whites found us here and not one of them came with a piece of land in their pockets.”“So‚ if you see a piece of land and you like it‚ don’t apologise‚ go and occupy that land. That land belongs to us.”What the Freedom Charter says about land:“The Land Shall Be Shared Among Those Who Work It!EFF in hostel stand-offPolitical intolerance loomed large over Tembisa's Sethokga hostel yesterday during a tense stand-off between the EFF and hostel residents. “Restrictions of land ownership on a racial basis shall be ended‚ and all the land redivided amongst those who work it‚ to banish famine and land hunger;“The state shall help the peasants with implements‚ seed‚ tractors and dams to save the soil and assist the tillers;“Freedom of movement shall be guaranteed to all who work on the land;“All shall have the right to occupy land wherever they choose;“People shall not be robbed of their cattle‚ and forced labour and farm prisons shall be abolished.CIC @Julius_S_Malema arrives in #Newcastle for the #EFF#FreedomCharterRally, #Madadenipic.twitter.com/CmF5JKCXXk— EFF Official Account (@EFFSouthAfrica) June 26, 2016asyncTMG Digital

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