DA condemns Floyd Shivambu’s threat of violence on land reform
16 July 2021
The DA strongly condemns Floyd Shivambu’s threat to use extrajudicial methods to forcefully expropriate land without compensation. This is not only reckless but is also dangerous as it borders on incitement to commit violence and undermine South Africa’s constitutional order.
We will be submitting an official complaint to the Parliament Ethics Committee and request that they issue the highest possible sanction against Shivambu for his remarks that clearly undermine the rule of law and places the lives of South Africans at risk.
In a statement made in today’s session of the Section 25 Ad-hoc Committee, Shivambu made the following incendiary statement:
“…the ANC will leave our people with no option but to engage in extrajudicial processes of land reform here in South Africa. So whatever is happening in South Africa now will look like a picnic when the people will now have to take land for themselves…”