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ANCWL statement on Afriforum 's campaign to oppose land expropriation and banning of display of old South Africa Flag

ANCWL statement on Afriforum 's campaign to oppose land expropriation and banning of display of old South Africa Flag

2 March 2018

The African National Congress Women's League (ANCWL) is not surprised by reports that AfriForum, the Afrikaner right wing organisation is not pleased with the passing of the motion of land expropriation without compensation in Parliament and they are planning a comprehensive international campaign to discredit South Africa (SA) to foreign governments and investors. Furthermore, they are opposing any restrictions on the display of the old South African flag.

As the ANCWL we have warned the peace loving South Africans when AfriForum established it's own private prosecutoral unit, that their actions clearly demonstrate that the idea of building united prosperous SA is not embraced by all. AfriForum want to ensure that the skewed patterns of land ownership in the country and display of apartheid symbols like old SA flag continues.

Afriforum is against the spirit of unity in SA and is adamant in promoting Afrikaner supremacy. Their objection to land expropriation without compensation clearly demonstrate that they demand that government must pay the perpetrators and beneficiaries of land thefts that displaced many black people. Some perpetrators and beneficiaries of land thefts have ripped off the democratic government during the failed " willing buyer - willing seller" era and want that to continue. Afriforum's adamant support to display of old SA flag that represents colonialism and apartheid exposes their anti-transformation agenda and their continous cheer leading of Apartheid that benefitted the minority and reduces the majority of blacks to be landless and beggars in the only country they call home.

We reiterate our position as the ANCWL that the arrogance portrays by this Afrikaner right wing organisation is perpetuated by their financial muscles built through the colonial and apartheid system that benefitted the minority. It is only through the fearless and unapologetic implementation of radical socio-economic transformation policies adopted in the 54th national conference of the ANC that socio-economic inequalities in SA will be eradicated and the arrogance of the AfriForum will diminish. Any delays in implementing those resolutions reaffirms the beneficiaries of unjust laws of colonialism and apartheid that they have superior socio-economic powers to undermine the efforts of the democratically elected government to build united and prosperous South Africa.

Radical socio-economic transformation now or never!!

Issued by:
Meokgo Matuba
ANCWL Secretary General
011 376 1242

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