'Occupy the land that was stolen from your forefathers' - EFF WC leader

The EFF provincial leader in the Western Cape appears to be in support of illegal land grabs taking place across the country.

Speaking to Kieno Kammies on Wednesday morning he said the occupation of white-owned land is justified because the land was stolen.

Read: Encouraging land grabs is 'mad' - WC Human Settlements MEC

He says the people of Hermanus, where illegal land invasions have been taking place, approached the EFF to assist them in facilitating human settlement challenges with the council.

If council is not willing to assist the people, they should occupy the vacant land, says Bernard.

It is quite clear the people have the challenge pertaining to housing in the area and the council doesn't make a plan.

Bernard Joseph, EFF provincial leader

It is only correct for the community to mark that land for themselves, they should occupy that piece of land.

Bernard Joseph, EFF provincial leader

I will encourage the people to occupy the land where they see it fit, particularly the land that is in the hands of the white people, it is land that was owned by their forefathers. There is a need for us to occupy that land because it is the beginning and the end of our livelihood.

Bernard Joseph, EFF provincial leader

When challenged on his stance, Joseph maintained he was not advocating that people break the law.

To hear more of what the EFF is saying about illegal land grabs in WC, listen below:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : 'Occupy the land that was stolen from your forefathers' - EFF WC leader


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