President Cyril Ramaphosa has assured ANC volunteers in Ekurhuleni that the party is going to address the issue of land and will expropriate land without compensation. Ramaphosa was in Tembisa on the Johannesburg East Rand launching the ANC’s Thuma Mina campaign. "Thuma Mina" or "send me" was the catchphrase used by Ramaphosa during his maiden state of the nation address in February, indicating willingness to serve. "We are going to take land and when we take land we are going to take it without compensation," Ramaphosa, in his capacity as ANC president, said at the launch of the campaign at the Makhulong Stadium. "We are going to do it in the interest of our people because our people want land for housing, they want land so that they can live, they want land so that they can use it as an economic resource." Ramaphosa, however, emphasised that the expropriation of land would not be done through land invasions, shouting "panzi land invasions, panzi (down with land invasions, down)". ...

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