- The EFF welcomed news of Robert Mugabe’s resignation
- The party says Mugabe’s land reform policy should not be undermined
- EFF’s Mbuyiseni Ndlozi says retaining land will play a part in rebuilding Zimbabwe
The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) welcomed the news that Robert Mugabe had resigned as President of Zimbabwe and has urged the country to never undermine the land reform policies initiated by Mugabe.
In a statement, EFF spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi said that Zimbabwe’s land reform policy is the one legacy of Mugabe’s reign which should be treasured. The statement went on to say that all pan-Africanists should work together to protect and advance this milestone policy.
Ndlozi urged Zimbabweans to never return the land which they gained through Mugabe’s policies to white settler communities.
Briefly.co.za learned from Thesouthafrican.com that the EFF feel that retention of the land will play a vital role in rebuilding Zimbabwe’s economy and restoring the nation to its glory days in which it was called the breadbasket of Africa.
Ndlozi praised Mugabe for accepting the democratic system after his ruling Zanu-PF party had removed him as their leader.
He said the removal of a sitting president by the military without spilling a drop of blood was a world first and had never happened anywhere on the planet ever before. The EFF also called on world leaders to accept the terms of Mugabe’s resignation which include immunity for himself and his wife Grace.
The party has repeated its earlier calls for the South African government to grant residential privileges to Mugabe and his family.
The Democratic Alliance (DA) has indicated that it was opposed to such an agreement and would approach the courts to block the Mugabe family from settling in South Africa.
Emmerson Mnangagwa is expected to be sworn in as Zimbabwe’s second ever president in the coming days. The former vice president is thought to be en-route to Zimbabwe from South Africa where he had been in hiding.
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