South Africa’s Mbeki blasts ANC for becoming ‘black party’

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There has been a big debate in South Africa about how to redress historical imbalances in land ownership

South Africa’s former President Thabo Mbeki has lambasted the governing African National Congress (ANC) for turning into “a black party”.

He made the comment as he criticised the party’s decision to expropriate white-owned land without compensation.

The ANC was targeting white people and had abandoned its commitment to “non-racialism”, Mr Mbeki warned.

The party says it is pursuing the policy to tackle racial inequality in land ownership.

Nearly a quarter of a century after the…

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