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Mixed response to EFF MP's tweet on the transfer of landless people to Orania, Eureka



Orania, located along the Orange River in the Northern Cape, was founded in 1990 and currently has about 1,500 inhabitants. Credit: Boxer Ngwenya / African News Agency (ANA)

Kimberley – Economic Freedom Fighters The recent tweet from MP Marshall Dlamini stating that once the FEP takes control of the country after the upcoming elections, it will transfer landless people to Orania and Eureka in the Northern Cape was met with mixed reactions.

Dlamini, who serves on the energy portfolio committee, public companies and the ad hoc committee on political party funding, said Sunday: "One of our first tasks when we took office after May 8 is to relocate some of our landless to places like Orania or anything called? only white places? and give them large pieces of land. "(Sic)

Carran Boshoff, president of the Orania Movement, said on Monday it was "easy and logical for the FEP to channel Orania."

"They will have difficulty doing so because they will not find any land here, the whole land is occupied and, more importantly, it is being worked on." It is not just about property, it is also about use, "Boshoff said.

Some of the other responses to Dlamini's tweet include: "So, should we leave our shacks ready to move or maybe you also offer housing? I'm just asking"; "We are with you in my leader"; and "May 8 of which year? 2034?

Dlamini came under the spotlight earlier this year when he slapped a police officer after the State of the Nation (SONA) speech.

A video of the incident became viral showing EFF deputies in a fight with security authorities after SONA, ending with the police being attacked.

Meanwhile, earlier this year, the FEP in the North Cape "completely denounced" Eureka's new settlement, exclusively for whites, which had been established by the "racist" Adriaan Alettus Nieuwoudt, outside Garries.

EFF's spokesman in the Northern Cape, Obakeng Lechuti, said the EFF was advocating equality and could not allow the white privilege to advance while most blacks were still landless.

"We are committed to our members and citizens of this province that, if this motion manifests itself in the white community, they should expect our negroes to also occupy the 1 thousand square meters of land," Lechuti said at the time.

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