Criminalising land grabs is racist, says Malema

EFF leader Julius Malema though his lawyer Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi says criminalising land occupation is racist
EFF leader Julius Malema though his lawyer Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi says criminalising land occupation is racist
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The EFF want trespassing to be decriminalised – and the removal of alleged illegal land occupiers to first be sanctioned by the courts, not immediately carried out by the police.

“It is wrong to criminalise land occupation. It is also racist to do so, because the majority of occupiers are black,” the party’s advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi told the Pretoria High Court on Wednesday.

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