True freedom only comes with land - EFF

2016-04-27 14:15
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Johannesburg - South Africa will only experience true freedom when land redistribution succeeds, the Economic Freedom Fighters said on Wednesday.

"Without the land, our democracy traps the whole society into a fast approaching time bomb," the EFF said in a statement.

"The poor, who are black in their majority, remain in desperate poverty and dire living conditions because our democracy fails to translate into economic freedom."

Unless there was redistribution, the majority of the country could not "claim this country as their own", it said.

The party further suggested that economic freedom needed to come about through increased state control over various sectors.

At the moment, it suggested, the market remained "white dominated, anti-black".

“Economic Freedom will dawn for all people, in particular black people, when the government plays an active and direct role in the economy through nationalisation of strategic sectors like banks and mines."

April 27 marks the 22nd anniversary of the first democratic elections in SA after the fall of apartheid.


 

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