EFF leader Julius Malema has made his position clear on the subject of land grabs in Free State, and he’s supporting the people who have chosen to illegally occupy land near the town of Mooidraai.
During a campaign event on Sunday, Malema reiterated that the land ‘belongs to all of us’, and encouraged those breaking the law by living in illegal settlements to continue flouting the rules and regulations.
Two of the EFF’s major campaign focuses are on land and jobs. The Red Berets remain committed to enforcing the non-compensatory model of expropriation, but they also support alternative means of securing land for the disadvantaged. However, encouraging these land grabs could land Julius Malema in trouble.
The 40-year-old has never backed down from his position, and his rhetoric was booming once more on Sunday. He told attendees that all houses built in Mooidraai must come with flushing toilets – otherwise, they aren’t ‘proper houses’.
“You must continue to occupy land here. We will never let go of this place. It belongs to us. Our children’s homes are here. Every house must have a flushing toilet. If it doesn’t have a flushing toilet, it’s not a proper house.”
“They are turning us no into animals. We are no different from animals. We must be different from animals because we are human beings. We must be treated with respect.” | Julius Malema
Malema made these comments shortly after visiting one local resident, who revealed that sewage had been leaking into her home – but the local municipality has refused to help ‘Koko’ with her dilemma.
[HAPPENING NOW]: After receiving a complaint from Koko at a Community meeting in Motse-thabong, of sewage spills entering her home, the CIC @Julius_S_Malema went to visit Koko's home to see how the EFF can assist. #LandAndJobsManje #VoteEFF pic.twitter.com/JKeHyupG4g— Economic Freedom Fighters (@EFFSouthAfrica) October 17, 2021