Maimane condemns Land Holdings Bill in Sona debate
The DA condemned the proposed ban on foreign land ownership as a populist move that will kill investment.
CAPE TOWN - The Democratic Alliance (DA) has condemned the proposed ban on foreign land ownership as a populist move that will kill investment and jobs.
Maimane says only through bold reforms will the country meaningfully redress the legacy of restricted access to land.
"All the president has offered is a populist proposal to ban foreign land ownership. This will only kill investment and jobs. State owned land must be fully audited and used to fast-track the redistribution to deserving beneficiaries."
Maimane said farmworkers must become farm owners in partnership with commercial farmers, through the National Development Plan (NDP's) system of identifying and purchasing available land on the market.
He also told the house that Zuma is on the war path in his bid to destroy state institutions to avoid answering to corruption charges.
He adds the head of state has spent years avoiding his day in court.
"This broken man has spent his waking hours plotting and planning to avoid his day in court. In this broken man's path of destruction, lies a litany of broken institutions. Each one of them targeted because of their constitutional power to hold him to account." WATCH: Maimane: 'Mr President, you broke Parliament'
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