06 April 2015
By Rebecca Davis
On Monday, the Western Cape branch of the Economic Freedom Fighters assisted a group of people in occupying a plot of land in Khayelitsha. A statement put out by the party on the same day encouraged homeless people nationwide to “identify open and unoccupied land wherever they choose”. Leaders say that Monday’s occupations are only the beginning, with more privileged areas next in line. By REBECCA DAVIS.
On the 363rd anniversary of Jan van Riebeeck’s arrival in the Cape, and the 36th anniversary of the hanging of MK activist Solomon Mahlangu, the EFF took action to mark what they describe as the day’s “brutal legacy”.
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