The ANC insists that it is not perturbed by the EFF’s popularity during hearings on amending the Constitution to allow for expropriation of land without compensation.

Following its two-day lekgotla, the party said it wants the constitution changed so that it explicitly allows for expropriation of land without compensation.

The ANC’s Enoch Godongwana says the party has to balance people’s need for land and investor concerns in South Africa. He further said the EFF should keep of their involvement in the land matter.

He says, as a result, the ANC cannot be like the EFF.

“We are unlike Julius [Malema], Julius can stand in a platform he’s got no responsibility as we have. That’s the difference between us and them, they can say whatever they can, we can’t.”

“The ANC has always been on the right side of history, it’s not only now. That is why in the Freedom Charter we talk about land.”