Address land question in language many poor people will understand
The ANC members keep debating among themselves about land. So far, I have not heard their politicians talking about the issue to poor people.
The Freedom Charter reads in part: "The land shall be shared among those who work it."
By the look of it, they always make sure that when this issue is being debated, they use bombastic words and they do so in the absence of white land owners.
How do the voters, most of whom are illiterate, understand them when they talk about expropriation, compensation, land custodian and so on. The land is a serious asset to own.
If the politicians in the ANC are the representatives of poor the people, then why don't they speak language that poor people will understand better whenever they talk about the ownership of land?
I suppose it is because they don't have the interests of poor people at heart; they only need these voters during elections. Politicians must interact with the voters throughout their term of office instead of showing up when they campaign to be elected.
So, please consider the people who voted you into the positions of leadership. Whenever you address the issues that are close to their hearts, do so in the language they will understand. This also applies to all other politicians, including those from the opposition and commentators.
Ben "TNT" Lekalake
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