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At last-Fikile Mbalula says ANC open to talks with EFF about land expropriation

Fikile Mbalula says ANC open to talks with EFF about land expropriation (iol.co.za)

Mbalula stated the EFF desires the nationalization of land and it isn't always what they, the ANC, are talking approximately once they talk about land expropriation without repayment.

ANC head of elections <a class=Fikile Mbalula during a media briefing at Luthuli House a few months ago. Picture: Timothy Bernard/African News Agency (ANA)"/>

“We vary with them on that, we're caught, and we are discussing with them on that,” Mbalula informed a published channel.


Mbalula stated ActionSA did now not come to the party due to the fact its chief Herman Mashaba made it clear from the start that he did now not need to paintings with the ANC.


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He stated events wait for results then decide after the consequences and then form grand coalitions. He stated it turned into too early.


The ANC also had coalition talks with the EFF. He stated they have been no longer bowled over by the EFF saying that its chief Julius Malema has made it clear that he desires to ruin the ANC.


“I don’t recognize why he wasted his time with us, we thought we could strike a deal because we and the EFF on my own might secure the metros. We did not even get to that discussion and the largest catch 22 situation the EFF is going through is to justify their ideological stance, no longer the scapegoat that President Cyril Ramaphosa and DA federal council chairperson Helen Zille had a secret settlement with. A political party can’t make a choice on the idea of mystery offers,” Mbalula stated.


He stated if one checked out the numbers, in Johannesburg if the EFF withdrew, the ANC would have long passed all the manner and received against the DA. Mbalula said if Mashaba felt he desired to become mayor with no help from the DA and the EFF, the ANC could have long passed via.


Mbalula stated once they decided that they were going to contest, they knew that they have been going to provide their votes to the DA.


“But they (EFF) are very firm on the issue of land. I adore it, however, they're now not firm on their ideology principle which they portray to be. With ease they deliver the DA their vote, however, they'll never visit Zille and say they want land expropriation, all that they may be going to do is to attempt unlawful land invasions in Johannesburg, but the DA will by no means consider that,” stated Mbalula.


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He in addition stated: “But the ANC can open a discussion (land expropriation) with the EFF however they've decided they don’t want to speak to us. It’s their political choice, it is not about personalities, we attempted our excellent to engage them”.


Mbalula said once they concept the EFF became shifting in a course where they notion they could locate every other, they (EFF) placed demands on them. He said they addressed the demands of the one and the EFF stated no to the ANC’s response, announcing it becomes vague and vast, and that they (ANC) don’t devote.


Mbalula said they need to all move returned and study the timelines whether it turned into viable, due to the fact they (ANC) are the government and that they do not need to mention in one year that they might have achieved a number of the things.


“Some of the matters they had been disturbing like a state bank, we are transferring beforehand with that, pharmaceutical country enterprise, we're transferring beforehand with that, on the subject of land expropriation we agree in precept with them, however in phrases of land custodianship, they may be talking approximately nationalisation of land. It isn't what we are speakme approximately while we communicate about land expropriation without reimbursement. We vary with them on that, we're caught, and we are discussing with them on that,” Mbalula said.


He said whilst it got here to the problem of sanitary towels and scholar debt, that's in the EFF manifesto, Mbalula said the ANC said they must set up a group, interact and discover every other.


“We could not even get to coalition, the talks had been called off,” Mbalula stated.


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