Black First Land First leader Andile Mngxitama has called on black people to form their own bank, while encouraging students to form land expropriation committees.
Speaking to students at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban, Mngxitama has said the organisation supports President Jacob Zuma in the proposal for land expropriation without compensation.
He, however, added that while government is dealing with the issue in parliament, the organisation will start mobilising to take the land back themselves.
Mngxitama has defended President Jacob Zuma, saying he is the first president that supported land expropriation without compensation and a mining charter that was aimed at achieving 30% black ownership within a year.
Speaking to students at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban, Mngxitama has said both these measures have been put on hold because the African National Congress fears white people.
While denying that he has had contact with the Gupta family that is being implicated in allegations of state capture, Mngxita says they are as excluded from the economy as the black masses are.
“We have said, and you must show us if we are wrong that white monopoly capital is the central contradiction, therefore the Guptas and our differences with Umsholozi are the secondary contradiction. We want anyone who can help us to deal with the primary contradiction, which is white monopoly capital and if the Guptas are available to fight with us to defeat white monopoly capital, why not.”
While Mngxitama has encouraged Zuma bringing about these changes through parliament, he says the organisation will start acting on its own.
He has encouraged black people to put their money together to start a black bank:
“We must not just call for it, we must mobilise for a black bank. We must try to put our little moneys together to form a black bank and I don’t think we must wait for government anymore. We must force them to have a black bank, because all these banks are not with us and will not give you money. They will take your money away.”
Mngxitama also pointed out that changing the constitutional provisions about land ownership will require a 75 % majority in parliament.
He has told students to go and organise land expropriation committees in the areas where they come from, saying, “Comrades, break the gates to the white farms. Organise our people. Take the land.”
Mngxitama has lambasted the Economic Freedom Fighters for working with the Democratic Alliance and Freedom Front Plus in their bid to oust Zuma over allegations of state capture and corruption.
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Publish date : 11 August 2017 | 5:34 pm