Is the ANC losing face about land?
Cyprian Mpumalanga The ANC is undermining its voters’ mental capabilities. It has for a while. Ofentse Gauteng This vote sends mixed messages. Land appropriation and economic participation are the landmarks of ANC policy. I agree, you don’t throw out the baby with the bath water. Bheki Eastern Cape The land issue is being very badly managed by the ANC government. While I agree with Ayanda Dlodlo, I don’t hear about what she did on the spot to correct such a blunder. Mokgalo Wa Mulaudzi Gauteng The ANC lost a golden opportunity. It will without doubt risk losing face following its opposition to a motion in Parliament by the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) that land should be expropriated without compensation. I suggest that, as a majority party, the ANC swallow its pride and honour the reason it was formed in the first place. Land repossession was central to its formation. Please, ANC, swallow your pride and vote with the EFF. Meshack Phele North West Birthright is key to addressing unequal land ownership in our country and ANC MPs forget that their forefathers are also victims here. The EFF’s motion is the only way to go because we will
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No letters sent as email attachments will be accepted We do not accept syndicated letters We reserve the right to edit letters always travel and say ‘I wish I had a farm like this’. Thank you, Ayanda Dlodlo, for opening the eyes of the ANC MPs to the reality that, without land, it is like you don’t have hands to feed yourself. Madiba Limpopo I would rather vote for the EFF than the ANC because the ANC does not respect the Constitution. Boers took our land by force, so why should we compensate them? John McGinn via SMS Who would vote against getting anything, especially land, for free? A referendum on such an issue would simply “legitimise” illegal land invasion. There is nothing wrong with section 25 of our Constitution. Government must stop the corruption and start acting with a modicum of responsibility, or we will become another Zimbabwe. Jacob via SMS I think they should amend the Constitution. There should be no compensation for land as it was not bought from our ancestors. Badela Mtungwa KwaZulu-Natal I don’t agree with Mdumiseni Ntuli’s suggestion of a referendum. We don’t need it. We know what we want. What were we fighting for? The struggle is and has always been about the land.
The ANC in Parliament must stop this tendency of superiority. It doesn’t have the monopoly on wisdom/revolutionary ideas. ANC deployees must support the expropriation motion, whether it is proposed by the opposition or not. The ANC deployees in Parliament should stop their political masturbation. We want a land revolution now. Holo Gauteng All these discussions and a referendum are a complete waste of energy and time. The white settler minority did not hold those discussions; they were firm and decisive that they wanted to see us landless. Change the Constitution to bring dignity to the indigenous people. Mosese Free State I support a change to the Constitution and efficient land reform.