ANC has failed to redistribute SA land
The year 2019 will provide a clear choice for South Africans.
They can vote for a party that has failed to transfer and redistribute land, or they can vote for a party that has a record of empowering people through ownership.
The ANC and its policy directorate, the EFF, are forging ahead with their plans to further expand their coalition of corruption by equipping the state with enormous power to deprive citizens of ownership.
The ANC has proven over the past 24 years that it is not equipped or willing to effect real land reform, rather using its power to enrich members and further exploit communities waiting for the return of their land.
SA requires a land policy which will ensure that black beneficiaries of land reform are empowered and supported through adequate funding, a ruthless rooting out of corruption and the political will to implement properly.
Where the DA governs it has prioritised urban land reform by creating titled homeowners out of nearly 100,000 beneficiaries, facilitated partnerships, and provided adequate support and funding for emerging farmers.
Surely this is true economic freedom and none of this would be achieved through expropriation without compensation.
SA doesn’t have a constitutional problem, we have an ANC problem.
Even if the ANC and EFF are determined to continue on this misguided path, the constitution will likely only be amended after the elections.
As such, South Africans can send a clear message at the ballot box in 2019, to stop the ANC and EFF from capturing a two-thirds majority, and vote for a party that can deliver land reform.
The DA will continue to fight for the protection and expansion of individual property rights for all.
Thandeka Mbabama MP, DA member on the constitutional
review committee and DA Team1SA spokesperson on land