Thoughts on the land issue
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.