Deputy Speaker, I hereby move without notice on behalf of the EFF:
That the House -
1) notes that the Lower Zingcuka villagers in Keiskammahoek in the Eastern Cape, who lost their land claim back in 1996 for land that was violently taken away from them during the apartheid era, are yet to either get back their land or receive any financial compensation for their land;
2) further notes that the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform has been toying with the villagers' emotions for a number of years and many old people who directly experienced forced removals have even died before seeing the return of their land or having compensation paid for their loss;
3) reckons rather that they are in cahoots with white forestry companies like Rens Holdings and together they are preventing our people from accessing their land;
4) acknowledges that this department, and government as a whole, does not take the issue of redressing historical injustices relating to the land question seriously, to the extent that instead of returning this land to its rightful owners, it now allows white people to also lay claim to the land under the pretence that they were also removed as a result of racial laws;
5) further acknowledges that for communities such as Lower Zingcuka, the only option left will be to embark on the EFF land occupation campaign to forcefully reclaim what is rightfully theirs.