Radical leader of the Economic Freedom Fighter Julius Malema in a nationwide broadcast has stated that the EFF will create a land court.
After the party launched their manifesto on Saturday ahead of the 2019 Elections. After successfully forcing the issue of land expropriation onto the national agenda, Julius Malema has explained in details on how his party would regulate the policy.
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The land question appears to be the focal point of the EFF manifesto, despite the fact that Zimbabwean own 100% of the land they are still have huge economic crisis. it is therefore a surprise that the opposition EFF is not taking some lessons from the disintegrating situation in Zim.
Juju appeared on SABC on Sunday night, giving an interview to Redi Tlhabi. He elaborated further on the subject that was raised over the weekend when he addressed 18 000 die-hard supporters at the Giants Stadium in Shosanguve.
EFF manifesto promises on land expropriation without compensation
Naturally, Malema’s speech focused on land expropriation without compensation (LWEC) as a means of socioeconomic redress. The EFF’s leader reiterated that land was the master-key which would unshackle the masses from the chains of crippling poverty.
Vowed to amend Section 25 of the South African constitution to allow for LWEC.
Assured followers that 50% of all land would be owned by women and youth.
Promised to end all foreign land ownership.
Said he would establish a “people’s land council” to deal with all issues related to this policy.
It is that final point that raised further questions and prompted Tlhabi to probe Julius Malema over what exactly a people’s land council would achieve. The CIC also suggested how these developments could be funded:
“The land council will be created, and to settle any disputes, we will then have a land ombudsman. If you’re not happy with the ruling of an ombudsman, there will be a land court with no less than 10 judges so that they can deal with land disputes.”
“We will cut out the cabinet – positions like deputy ministers – in order to fulfill these promises of jobs, houses, land and so on. We need to deal with the corrupt officials to achieve this, first.”
Juju was also drawn onto the subject of corruption, after a devastating month at the state capture inquiry which implicated top government officials and former President Jacob Zuma. Malema insisted that Cyril Ramaphosa should lose his pension for receiving R500 000 from Bosasa in 2017, which would free up R3m a year “to go where needed”.