White EFF member: Give land to rightful owners

News24/Sapa, 05 September 2014

Johannesburg – South African land should be returned to its “rightful owners” because it was “violently stolen”, according to the white EFF secretary of the Tuks “student command team”.

Jaco Oelofse (Deaan Vivier, Beeld)

Jaco Oelofse (Deaan Vivier, Beeld)

“The land was violently stolen. [There should be] no compensation, it must be given back to the rightful owners,” Jaco Oelofse told Sapa in an interview.

“However, this doesn’t mean white people can’t share in the land, but before we talk about sharing land with white people, let’s focus on getting white people to share the land first.”

He said all white South Africans belonged in the country.

Oelofse has been a member of the Economic Freedom Fighters since October 2013 and a member of the University of Pretoria (Tuks) EFF “student command team” since February.

The 23-year-old philosophy and political science student said: “There is no other alternative than nationalisation.”

All land should be transferred to state – Malema

EFF leader Julius Malema has said in the past that all land – black- and white-owned – should be transferred to state ownership, without compensation and the state should administer and use land for sustainable development purposes.

The EFF has also in the past said land expropriation should happen without compensation for equal redistribution.

Oelofse said he chose the EFF because there was no other party he could vote for. The EFF offered a better alternative to governance and ensured a more empowered population, he said.

Oelofse said as a Marxist he identified with the EFF. He said since he started studying, his interest in “radical theory” grew.

“I associate with a radical party that has the interest of the downtrodden, poor and voiceless at heart,” said Oelofse.

“As a gay person I also believe the EFF is the right party, they have by far the most progressive policy on gender and sexuality. The EFF fights for the equal treatment of all, we can’t exclude any groups who occupy the margins of society.”

EFF ‘sees the root of the problem’

He said apart from the EFF, there was no other student society openly fighting white supremacy, patriarchy, sexism and homophobia with such “radical ambition”.

Oelofse said the EFF saw the root of the problem and not just the surface issue, which was why they were not always popular. They made people uncomfortable when they had to face the radical truth.

When he joined the EFF, Oelofse said his membership was accepted with “open arms” and although he “agrees to disagree” with some friends and family, his parents had supported his political stance.

The university held student council elections on Wednesday.

The EFF Tuks team secured the deputy president position in Wednesday’s elections. He said it was good for an organisation that had only been on campus since February.

However, the EFF was not completely satisfied with the results, because it could not accept AfriForum’s victory over the transformation portfolio.

SA ‘needs Malema’

He said the EFF was generally well received on campus and students approached them to join.

“We brought a spark of radical politics to Tuks.”

However, there were students who did not like to see them, but Oelofse shrugged off remarks made.

“[On Wednesday] a group of white male students called me a blood-traitor and “moffie”. Not very original, I know, but they tried.”

He had not yet met EFF leader Julius Malema but would like to.

“The media is effective in demonising a strong black voice. I think he is an excellent leader and is exactly the type of leader this country needs,” said Oelofse.

“He knows politics, he is a great orator and what I like about him is that he understands that the truth is radical, he speaks the truth.”


8 thoughts on “White EFF member: Give land to rightful owners

  1. What about Jaco Oelofse is good to be true? His love of country music? His sexual orientation? His cute facial hair? There are thousands of white South Africans who believe in the EFF interpretation of the Freedom Charter and who voted EFF. That is true.

  2. Principles that support human rights, in particular equality of all, umntu ngumntu ngabantu, are supposed to always be unaffiliated. One’s affiliation to religion, ethnicity, gender, political party or any other designation should never act as a filter against justice through equal opportunity. Therefore, whether you are called Malema, Oelofse, Jones, or any other, and whether you were born 300 years ago or this morning, what is right in principle for any person, is right in principle for any other. Violence, in principle, is wrong. Corruption, in principle, is wrong. Xenophopbia, in principle, is wrong. Taking land through violence or power difference and abuse, in principle, was and remains wrong. Reclaiming it, in principle, is right. Reclaiming it violently, in principle, is wrong. Reclaiming it boldly and decisively, in principle, is right. Clinging on to exclusive land and other privileges inherited through the oppressive system of Apartheid or any other oppressive system, such as educational privileges, capital accrual privileges, employment privileges, in principle, is wrong. The EFF speaks justice for all. In principle, it deserves support. If only one could be guaranteed that new-found power would not lead to new corruption, as history has always proven, the EFF as national and potential Pan African movement would and should enjoy maximum support. The challenge is theirs to remain true to principle.

    1. The DNA of a white MAN ONLY understands “ONE THING” =========> “VIOLENCE!” And when they’re equally matched by violence and whipped in the ASS by Black defiant MILITANTS without ANY FEAR; they cry FOUL like little babies. See how the so-called Afrikaners are weeping daily in the news in South Africa. They should GO BACK to where they came from. South Africa belongs to MY PEOPLE!

      The RIGHTS of we Black PEOPLE are NON-Negotiable …………… PERIOD! We SHALL NEVER surrender to ANY MAN on this Planet. It took us bloody 400-yrs. in BLOOD and TEARS of our forefathers and mothers to get here. We showed them kindness and with DEMONIC EVIL in their souls; raped our mothers and sisters and took over our GOD GIVEN LAND by GENOCIDE without mercy. Never forgive ANY white man including. those who come in sheep skins ANY respect. They are WOLFS in disguise!

  3. The LAND of South AFRICA belongs to the NATIVES, a.k.a. BLACK South AFRICANS …………… PERIOD!

    ALL colonial Statutes MUST be TOPPLED with IMMEDIATE effect and crushed into sand powder and dumped into the ocean. There were sons and daughters of Satan LUCIFER with NO Soul …………………. PERIOD!

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