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Government responds to Julius Malema

by Mandla Ndlovu
11 Apr 2019 at 08:45hrs | Views
The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Information Publicity and Broadcasting Services Nick Mangwana has condemned the attacks on President by Emmerson Mnangagwa by South Africa's Julius Sello Malema.

On Wednesday Malema said President Mnangagwa was a sellout who wants to compensate white farmers for the land they lost during the land reform process.

Said Mangwana, "South African opposition parties have this Big Brother mentality that makes them behave like some super- transnational parties? They have no respect for national boundaries and attendant sovereign autonomy of neighbours. At least our own do their grandstanding on national issues."

Mangwana further explained that the compensation was for improvements done on the land and not for the land.

"A lot has been said and debated over the last few days, regarding compensation for former farm owners. For the avoidance of doubt, GoZ position is to compensate for FARM IMPROVEMENTS & not the land. This is a consistent position captured in both our constitution and enabling laws

"In 2013 95% of us voted in a Constitution that provided for the payment of compensation for improvements to former farm owners. If there is anyone to blame, it's all of us. Not a Govt that is law respecting, and is valuing and respecting that Constitution. S295 is very clear."

President Mnangagwa's government says the compensation of white farmers is a step towards normalizing relations with the Western countries.   

Source - Byo24News