“As for the UDM, IFP, COPE, etc shame on you! Step by step you should join us to transform this country. Your all or nothing approach does not work within the context of a 'negotiated solution'. You live in a world of a non-negotiated situation to a difficult issue.”
During the debate in the National Assembly, Holomisa said the ANC needs to consult opposition parties on the matter and suggested approaching the UK for funding to fast-track land redistribution for farming purposes.
UDM MP Nqabayomzi Kwankwa said the ANC should "look in the mirror" before blaming opposition parties.
“The problem is the tortoise approach the ANC took in 1994 has brought most citizens nothing but misery, an economically untransformed SA and a tedious litany of empty and broken promises. We don’t want trivial ameliorations. We want wholesale change."
The EFF, known advocates for land expropriation without compensation, voted against the bill, saying it was watered down.
Party leader Julius Malema said voting with the ANC would disenfranchise the landless.