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EWC: International community mustn't panic - Lindiwe Sisulu

Minister says IC should instead continue supporting govt's efforts to reverse legacy of apartheid

Minister Sisulu calls on the international community not to panic over Parliamentary process on land reform

4 March 2018

The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Hon. Lindiwe Sisulu, has noted a number of international organizations and individuals commenting on the parliamentary processes in South Africa in relation to land distribution. There is no need to panic or be alarmist.

The President has already said in Parliament and in a number of public platforms whilst addressing various stakeholders that there is no need to panic; that the matter is being handled properly for the benefit of all South Africans; that views and concerns of all South African stakeholders will be considered during the Parliamentary processes and that Parliament will take a decision for the benefit of all South Africans.

“There is a parliamentary process underway and all stakeholders, domestic and international, must respect that process and also take advantage of that process to make their input. The President remains committed to engage all stakeholders during this process," Minister Sisulu said.

Minister Sisulu added that: "The international community played an important role in the fight against apartheid and all its repressive and discriminatory policies. We invite members of the international community to continue supporting our efforts to reverse the legacy of apartheid".

Statement issued by Ndivhuwo Mabaya, Spokesperson, DIRCO, 4 March 2018