The Freedom Front Plus has reiterated its stance on land reform, saying expropriation of land without compensation will not lead to the country’s economic growth.
The FF Plus launched its election manifesto in Pretoria on Saturday ahead of the 2019 General Elections.
The launch was held at the Rockwood Theatre in the Parkview shopping centre and it also coincides with the party’s 25th anniversary.
There have been mixed reactions from the public on government’s possible use of Section 25 of the Constitution for the expropriation of land without compensation.
FF Plus leader Pieter Groenewald says,“The cornerstone of the free market is private property rights without which there will be no incentives and that is why I said to the President one of the things you should do if you want to ensure economic growth is stop expropriation without compensations. Stop it.”
Groenewald says South Africans must be guided by the Constitution to ensure the nation is united in its diversity. He’s called for people to work together to build the economy and create jobs.
The FF Plus has also called for the scrapping of affirmative action and BEE, saying it has not been beneficial to all.
Groenewald says cultural groups should not be defined by the African National Congress and that people should be proud of their heritage.
He also questioned whether the current government is truly promoting a nation that is united in its diversity.
Groenewald says they want to focus on nation building.
“United in our diversity, that is how it starts and that’s where it ends. We must be honest to say do we really have strength and are we really united in our diversity? Can you be united in diversity if the president of the republic of SA does not fulfill his constitutional obligation to ensure nation building?”