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Fransman questions ratio of white ownership of farms

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The African National Congress (ANC) Western Cape leader, Marius Fransman, says it’s unacceptable that prime farming land in the province still belongs mostly to white farmers. He was been addressing farm workers during an election campaign in De Doorns in the Boland on Monday.

Fransman says about 90% of the land between Cape Town and De Doorns is owned by white people. He says the ANC will prioritise the issue of land ownership should it win the elections in the province.

The area has been in the spotlight following a crippling two-month farmworker strike early last year to demand of higher wages.

Voters can change South Africa for the better by choosing a government that considers their needs above the wants of leaders

Meanwhile, the Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Helen Zille has described the May 7 election as the most important in 20 years. Addressing an election rally in Kroonstad in the northern Free State, Zille said the DA would be the official opposition in the Free State after the election.

She says voters can change South Africa for the better by choosing a government that considers their needs above the wants of leaders. Zille says she is positive that the DA can stop the ANC from getting more than 60% of the vote nationally.

Azanian People’s Organization (Azapo) leaders meanwhile say they are confident of a better showing at the May 7 polls. Some of its leaders attended a ZCC church service in Moria. Its deputy president, Strike Thokoane, says they want to increase their seats in Parliament.

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