Maimane warning call
DA leader Mmusi Maimane has teamed up with the leaders of Venezuela’s opposition party to strengthen his party’s stance against nationalisation and the expropriation of land without compensation.
In a joint media conference on Friday with Primero Justicia leaders Miguel Alejandro Pizarro and Jose Manuel Olivares‚ Maimane warned against what he termed the populist policies of the ANC.
The DA is opposed to calls by the ANC and the EFF for the nationalisation of the South African Reserve Bank and expropriation of land without compensation.
Maimane urged South Afri- ca to learn from Venezuela’s mistakes.
“In many instances you find liberation movements begin to adopt policies that in the beginning may seem to speak the language of justice‚ but are actually designed for populist and selfish benefit‚” he said.
“This in many ways is a South African story today‚ but it used to be the Venezuelan story just a few years ago.”
Maimane said his Venezuelan counterparts understood that constitutional democracy must reign supreme.
The two parties signed an agreement to fight against populist regimes around the world.