Thoughts on the land is­sue

Post - - NEWS - ASHWIN TRIKAMJEE, VIVIAN REDDY,

at­tor­ney and pres­i­dent of the South African Hindu Maha Sabha: The land pol­icy has been a con­tro­versy from the time Pres­i­dent Cyril Ramaphosa an­nounced amend­ments could be made to the con­sti­tu­tion.

It was not prop­erly thought out. It was a knee jerk re­ac­tion to the call made by Julius Malema and the EFF. The ANC is now in a tan­gle be­cause there is no clear in­di­ca­tion on how the pol­icy will be im­ple­mented or what it means.

They say “not that, not that” but there is no clear in­di­ca­tion from them on how or what and this has re­sulted in mis­con­cep­tions with the ma­jor­ity of the peo­ple.

The In­dian com­mu­nity is an­gered but also threat­ened be­cause they feel this pol­icy is di­rected at them. busi­ness­man: There are a lot of pol­i­tics at play and many op­por­tunists are cre­at­ing sce­nar­ios that are leav­ing South Africans in fear of this land ex­pro­pri­a­tion bill.

I am con­fi­dent the ANC will be re­spon­si­ble and will han­dle this in a man­ner where there is no land in­va­sion or other is­sues. I think gov­ern­ment needs to present it­self more ef­fec­tively to peo­ple, so they un­der­stand the is­sue clearly. Com­mu­ni­ca­tion, at the mo­ment, is poor. There were re­cent re­ports of land in­va­sions and gov­ern­ment, with law en­force­ment, had re­moved the in­vaders.

I be­lieve there is a lot of un­cer­tainty and peo­ple need to stop stress­ing on is­sues they can­not con­trol and fo­cus on their lives.

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