Johannesburg – Former president Jacob Zuma’s daughter, Duduzile Zuma-Sambudla, has backed tourism minister Lindiwe Sisulu, in the midst of the political backlash she is receiving over her controversial opinion piece.
Zuma-Sambudla’s support for Sisulu follows a video that resurfaced on social media showing the minister praising SA’s constitution at the UN in 2018.
During her address, as shown in the clip, Sisulu spoke about the expropriation of land without compensation and further praised the South African constitution saying it is a “democratic instrument”.
“Our constitution is a democratic instrument adopted by parliament. It allows us to expropriate land so that we are able to give land to people who will work on the land
“This constitution, which allows and guides us to expropriate land, was in [Nelson] Mandela’s hands and his signature is on it. What we are doing is the democratic responsibility of a democratic government, to make sure that all have access to land so that they have the means to live,” Sisulu said at the time.
According to Zuma- Sambudla, Sisulu took shots at the judiciary and legislative framework of the land.
On the other hand, Acting chief justice Raymond Zondo condemned the piece, saying it was an insult to the entire judiciary, and suggested that action be taken.
Zuma-Sambudla took to Twitter to affirm that she stood by Sisulu.
— Dudu Zuma-Sambudla (@DZumaSambudla) January 12, 2022
#LindiweSisulu who was addressing members of the media at the United Nations on the 8 June 2018, said “ Our constitution is a democratic instrument adopted by parliament” she was full of praises for the constitution.Her flip flop is only to satisfy the criminal RET base. pic.twitter.com/DuU4yZAvjT
— Goolam (@goolammv) January 13, 2022
After 2024, I'll vote for the ANC if she becimes ANC presudent. Akere ga re kgone go mo voutela direct? She must first win the ANC presidency ko conferencing e rona re mmatlang re sa kgoneng go ya ko teng. I fully agree with her… that opinion is my language!
— private 2 public school pls (@jsmadumo) January 12, 2022
@moabelo_tshepo 2018, R600m earmarked for building RDP houses was returned to National Treasury because of failure to spend the allocation, but today she is blaming the constitution for his failure to implement "right for housing" for the poor 💩🖕RETards pic.twitter.com/2kih2XJXe3
— @CitrusRamaphosa (@citrusramaphosa) January 13, 2022
The problem with politics is that there are handsome rewards in the form of power which translates into money, lots of it. As a result we get all manner of scoundrel as politicians. Remove money from politics and you'll get patriots as we did during the era of struggle
— Generous (@MtembuYemyem) January 13, 2022
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