Return land to the people
Mokgalo wa Mulaudzi Gauteng We need not negotiate for our stolen land. There were never negotiations when our land was stolen. Instead, our forebears were murdered for their land. We must take our land back and never compensate any thief for that. In fact, we must expropriate without compensation and even charge the thieves with theft and murder. We see no need to even consider the Constitution. We must change it to our advantage and favour. The ANC and the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) must put their petty differences aside and vote for land expropriation without compensation. We don’t have much time left. The time is now. Lourens via SMS No, land distribution without compensation is not feasible. These misguided land claimers must remember that some of them only arrived a few years before the Voortrekkers and deposed the original native people, the Khoisan, from their land. So, the land, in fact, does not belong to them. They have no claim to the land they want redistributed. VJ Ngqotheni Gauteng Not only did the settlers steal the land, but they also stole plenty of livestock and a great deal of intellectual property that belonged to the people they enslaved, to enrich themselves. Tony Eastern Cape Who will continue to maintain and develop this land? How will the land be distributed? What about areas where the current “claimants” have never been before? South of the Fish River? Will those previously dispossessed by other indigenous tribes claim that land back? Never forget that history is rewritten by whosoever is in control. Gaitsiwe Jeffrey Northern Cape I grew up on the farm where I was born and most of our people are afraid to talk because they will be chased from the farm and they are hard workers. Cathy KwaZulu-Natal How can you take land without compensation from those who have bought it and worked it, and not call that stealing? This is what was done by the apartheid government. Two wrongs don’t make it right. It was wrong then and will be wrong now. Let’s work together to address the wrongs of the past, not against one another. Holo Gauteng Jacob Zuma became the head of state in 2009. Where was this radicalism all this time? These calls of radicalism are not genuine, but an exercise to counter the EFF because the ANC is bleeding support to the Red Berets. The circumstances of black people have not changed, even for those who are employed. They are just paid slaves. Just ask how they are being treated at work by their white colleagues.