The leader of the Freedom Front Plus Dr Pieter Groenewald says the land was not stolen from anyone in South Africa but people were forcibly removed.
Dr Groenewald says the 'Thina Sizwe' song is divisive because there is a part where it says the land was stolen by white people from the black nation.
According to the 1930 act, people were forcefully removed, we do not deny that but that doesn't mean the land was stolen.— Dr Pieter Groenewald, Leader of the Freedom Front Plus
People had the opportunity in the 90s, where people whoever was forcefully removed could put in a restitution claim which they did. About 80 000 claims have been received and the majority of those people according to the statistics of land reform, 93% of the people wanted the financial compensation and did want them land.— Dr Pieter Groenewald, Leader of the Freedom Front Plus
Dr Groenewald argues that the World choir games was an inappropriate place for the song to be sung.
He says that some of the participants were uncomfortable in singing the song.
However, he says the people can sing the song in their homes but not at an international event.
Listen to what the man who wrote an open letter to Dr Groenewald about the song 'Thina Sizwe' Sediko Rakolote says about this matter