Former Zim Deputy Prime Minister Warns South Africa Against Chaotic Land Redistribution | Land Portal
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 Former Zimbabwean deputy Prime Minister Professor Arthur Mutambara has warned South Africa against implementing a chaotic approach in the expropriation of land calling on them to learn from their northern neighbours. 

Said Mutambara at a presentation at Rhodes University:

“There is a problem that you must watch out for as South Africans, land expropriation is a good idea but might be abused by the elite who take a good idea and use it as a political tool.”

He warned politicians against abusing the land expropriation process in order to gain votes without commitment to the idea. 

“The number one lesson is, don’t allow a good idea to be used by political elites for their self interests. They will talk about it because it’s a popular cause, because there is a historical basis but have no commitment to it,” said Mutambara.

He called on ANC and EFF to walk the talk on the land revolution. 

“Once the land is taken, it must not be distributed in a partisan manner, don’t allow the political elites to seize the land and distribute among themselves, that’s the lesson we learnt from Zimbabwe,” said Mutambara. 

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