South Africa: Zuma Says SA Will Not Copy Zimbabwe`s Land Invasions
Business Day (Johannesburg)
30 April 2010
Johannesburg — PRESIDENT Jacob Zuma said yesterday that SA would not emulate Zimbabwe’s land grab.
Addressing a symposium on constitutionalism hosted by the Black Management Forum in Johannesburg, Zuma said land reform would be conducted “within the law”.
“There will be no similar kinds of land invasions in this country, because we do things within the law,” he said.
While Zuma did not specifically mention Zimbabwe, his comments came amid concerns raised by opposition parties following remarks made by African National Congress (ANC) Youth League president Julius Malema upon his return from a visit to that country. Malema spoke glowingly of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s land invasions.
While calling for a “pragmatic approach”, Zuma stressed that land reform needed to be refashioned.
“Significant changes will need to be made to [continue reading]