Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema says South Africa’s Constitution will only become people-centric when it allows expropriation of land without compensation.
Malema says South Africa’s constitution has not achieved what it set out to do.
He was speaking at the party’s 4th National Student Convention in Boksburg, Johannesburg.
The assembly met for the first time in three years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Malema says: “South Africa’s constitution, as it is, has its date. It was a constitution of expiry clauses. Now we need the Sunrise Constitution because the sun cannot set all the time (applause). We need a constitution that says the state is the custodian of the earth. And that all of you will get more quarters, rent-free. The land must be expropriated and we build a new university and residences for free.
EFF holds the 4th National Student Assembly:
Last year, Malema noted that the concept of “zero compensation” was never part of the EFF’s proposal to expropriate land without compensation.
Malema said this was also not part of the resolution taken by the Constitution Review Commission.
He was speaking during the debate on the 18th Amendment Bill.
The bill that failed to pass mentioned zero compensation instead of expropriation without compensation.
The EFF voted against the bill. Malema said the concept of zero compensation was a manipulation.
– Additional copy by Yolisa Nyamela –