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Reckless statements open door for land grabbers in Heidedal

The ANC’s reckless statements about expropriation without compensation together with the EFF’s radical incitement have open the door for numerous land-grabbing opportunists, like the ones occupying land just outside Bloemfontein in the Heidedal area.

Members of the Heidedal community have reportedly been occupying a piece of open land since Wednesday – they are unhappy because the government still has not provided them with houses.

One cannot help but wonder if the government is making these reckless statements on purpose to motivate communities, particularly those in informal settlements, to address the housing problem, which the government has been unable to solve over the last 25 years, themselves. In this way, the irresponsible and incompetent politicians can sit back while community members put their lives at stake in a misguided attempt to obtain a place to call home.

The land occupations are accompanied by large-scale damage to property and violence and occupants are not only endangering their own lives, but also the lives and well-being of the rest of the community.

They are acting on radical populist statements made by ANC and EFF politicians who play on people’s basic needs to score cheap points in the runup to the 2019 elections.

The FF Plus will request the MEC for Police to be proactive and prevent wide-spread land occupations in the Mangaung area by making use of focused police intelligence.

The ANC is supposed to lead responsibly. They must stop making reckless and thoughtless statements about the senseless plan to expropriate land without compensation. Instead, they should focus on doing their constitutional duty and making good on the promises of proper housing that they made to South Africa’s citizens.

 

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