The ruling ZANU PF party says South Africa’s African National Congress (ANC) needs their help in repossessing white-owned farms and parcelling them to landless blacks.
ZANU PF acting spokesperson Patrick Chinamasa told reporters during a press conference at the party headquarters in Harare on Friday that the ANC is obliged to take land from minority landowners and give it to the landless black majority. He said:
We are the first country to do what we are doing, which is what we pointed to the ANC delegation, we have taken our land, you need us if you have to empower your people, we need each other.
They have to empower their people; in the same way, we have empowered our people. It’s a revolutionary obligation for the revolutionary parties to fulfil the gains of our liberation struggle, whether it is here, in South Africa, Namibia or Mozambique.
A high-powered ANC delegation led by party secretary-general, Ace Magashule was in Harare early this week to meet their ZANU PF counterparts.
The two parties reportedly held a no-holds-barred 6-hour long meeting in which they discussed economic sanctions and trade, among other things.