"The ANC stumbled into the land expropriation without compensation debate and, as such, have no coherent programme on land expropriation without compensation.
"This is the opinion of advocate and author, Tembeka Ngcukaitobi, who spent his Tuesday evening addressing an audience on the question of land, at an event in Mowbray, Cape Town.He was conducting a comparative analysis of the election manifestos of the ANC, the EFF and PAC and what they say on the question of land.
According to Ngcukaitobi, "the EFF brought the motion of land expropriation without compensation [to Parliament] and, in that, the ANC was found flat-footed on the issue".He felt it was disappointing, given that the ANC, in its formation, was rooted in fighting the Natives Land Act.
"This is a historical position of the ANC, but they have now abandoned the issue."Ngcukaitobi added that, while the ANC and EFF agreed on land expropriation and the amendment of Section 25 of the Constitution, there were nuances between the parties.