Marizka Coetzer
3 minute read
9 Dec 2021
7:21 am

Land expropriation: EFF might cause ‘trouble’, expert warns

Marizka Coetzer

Dr Johan Burger of the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) said unlike Zimbabwe, the government has taken a firm stand against illegal land occupations.

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema addressing the issue of the expropriation of land without compensation back in 2018. Photo: Gallo Images/Netwerk24/Felix Dlangamandla

The Economic Freedom Fighters’ (EFF) angry rejection of the ANC’s proposed amendment to the constitution to enable land expropriation, accompanied by threats by leader Julius Malema might mean “here comes trouble”, says a security analyst. Land expropriation without compensation Malema might 'intensify the issue' Dr Johan Burger of the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) said, however, it was hard to predict what the repercussions would be of the failure of the amendment in parliament this week. “I see that Julius Malema threatened to intensify the issue. He did not say in what way he was going to do it so...