Mathole Motshekga says land is key to peace in SA

It has been a big day for the small town of Senekal in the Free State. For more, Sally Burdett spoke to Dr Mathole Motshekga, chairperson of the Ad Hoc committee on legislation to amend section 25 of the constitution. He is also executive director of the Kara Heritage Institute. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - ANC MP Mathole Motshekga said there is enough land for all South Africans.

He said there will be no peaceful coexistence amongst South Africans until the land ownership issue has been solved.

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After a day of demonstrations in Senekal in the Free State by farmers and members of the EFF, Motshekga said future generations should be protected from racism.

"I think today <Friday> has been a reminder of what we need to do, and do quickly, because it shows that people have been bottling up anger and the question is how do we diffuse the situation," he said.

Motshekga said the narrative that South Africans have a common destiny must be instilled in people to dispel divisions between racial groups.

"There is enough land for all of us in South Africa. If people can stop being greedy and say, "let's share" because it's also not correct to say there is a class of people who produce food for others. We all have the capacity to produce food," he said.

Motshekga is the chairperson of the Ad Hoc committee on legislation to amend Section 25 of the Constitution.



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