Land must return to the rightful owners

2018-09-20 06:01

I fully support land expropriation without compensation, hence section 25 of the constitution of our country must be amended to allow government and the state to give back land that was stolen from the indigenous people of the country.

It is well known that the European settlers who have farms and mines in South Africa received them through the repossession of land from the indigenous Africans, mostly through the massacre of African masses.

This happened centuries and decades ago.

Reconciliation can only happen once the land is returned to its rightful owners.

In the process of dispossession, the European settlers took the fertile land for their agricultural purposes and forced Africans to settle in land not conducive for agriculture and farming.

African peasantry was also destroyed in this process so that all Africans must sell their labour to European settlers in order to live.

Today, Africans are looking for employers in order to live, resulting in high unemployment rate, which directly and negatively affects Africans.

In South Africa, all the land and its mineral resources belong to Africans because “white” settlers never came with land to Africa, and we cannot buy our stolen properties.

The government must only allow European settlers to own their houses in agricultural and farming land, and the rest be expropriated and returned to Africans without any compensation, much less the with the willing buyer, willing seller sell-out legislations.

The compensation in section 25 of the constitution, only means that for Africans to regain their land and dignity, must pay to buy land that was robbed from them.

Africans cannot go to the IMF to borrow money to buy back their land and dignity.

AfriForum and AgriSA establishments are just ways of defending the apartheid wealth of “white” settlers coming from our land that was robbed through massacres, and that must not be tolerated.

The expropriation of land without compensation does not only mean that we can only expropriate land to build highways and bridges but expropriation for reconciliation, which should have happened a long time ago, from the onset of the constitutional democracy, but the ANC government just took Africans for granted, and through GEAR, NEPAD and NDP only taught blacks, particularly Africans to tolerate labour exploitation and political oppression by the imperialists and capitalist classes.

The presentations in parliament by the apartheid lobby groups mean nothing to Africans and we cannot allow the majority of the people to suffer and live in poverty for the rest of their lives, just to secure the interests of the “white” settler minority, that have been living in undue riches and wealth.

I sincerely acknowledge the EFF for reminding the ANC of its formation, reclaiming the land from the British imperialists.

Expropriation without compensation must be legislated before elections. Otherwise no votes for political parties.

Mhlobo Gunguluzi Gugulethu

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