The President of the Pan Africanist Congress of Azania Narius Moloto says the country is struggling to return land to the people.

Moloto has called for a new deal on land reform, saying there should be re-engagements with land owners to renegotiate land redistribution to benefit all black citizens.

He was speaking at the party’s 60th anniversary celebrations in Moletjie outside Polokwane. He has encouraged supporters to make a call for the return of the land through voting.

“Now the struggle we are facing in this country and will continue to face which will be the return of the land. We are still calling for a new deal on the land, and our call is informed by the fact that CODESA ( Convention for a Democratic South Africa)  has led our people down and therefore we need to go back and take everybody including those who own the land. We must go back to the table and say we all South Africans are calling for fresh negotiations.”

Land also featured prominently at the party’s Eastern Cape manifesto launch in East London. Party members marched to two private companies before the launch.

Marching for the victims of apartheid, the PAC wants Sanlam and Mercedes Benz South Africa to set up a trust fund that will benefit victims of the apartheid regime.

PAC Deputy President Mzanele Nyontso says the two companies are the beneficiaries of the apartheid era and that the Truth and Reconciliation Commission recommended that they pay victims of apartheid a percentage of what they make.

Party members are confident of success at the polls. PAC member Nogolise Dyunini says the party’s manifesto also addresses unemployment.

The PAC has vowed to put aside differences and focus on the upcoming elections.

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