EFF leader Julius Malema spoke out against some of the backlash he received from some quarters of society since a historic motion to amend the Constitution for the expropriation of land without compensation was passed in the National Assembly last month. The motion was put on the agenda by the EFF and then amended and supported by the ANC.

Invaders in Olievenhoutbosch in Midrand were adamant on Monday afternoon that they would not be forcibly removed by the government or the police. 

People had made their way into the area, along the R55 and West toward Diepsloot and into Mnandi, early on Friday morning, March 9. By Saturday afternoon, they had occupied large tracts of land; each piece was marked with red-and-white barrier tape. 

Police and residents had removed markers in certain areas on Monday. 

On Monday afternoon, Jack Kgosana had allocated to himself a piece of ground, measuring 15m by 25m.