Remember I was part of the committee that turned "One Settler One Bullet" into "one family one plot". In 1994 this won us 1%. However I was much younger then and I would have faught harder if I had known what I know today. ONLY TAKE ON ISSUES IF THEY ARE GOING TO WIN US VOTES. The LAND issue has proven spectcularly ineffective.
There are some problems with the land issue - i) it is all over the place. Noone has really written down exactly what we mean or how we plan to go about it. If you do not have REAL ideas, we simply look UNBELIEVABLE;
ii) land itself has little value. THe movement off the Land is clearly reported in Cencus 2011. That is why there is a major flow to the urban areas, World wide not just Africa; Because of this people think when you say Land you mean you will transfer ALL assets. Anyone with assets is thus alientated from the PAC - bad move. People who have no assets, have little political will and can usually be bought by the highest bidder (As per our recent history)
iii) The "land" issue does not come up on any of Subukwes speeches. It seems to be a Xhosa mythology. It certainly has no "ring" value in the vastly numerically dominant urban areas. This concept in Guateng or Cape will make you look like a rural drum beater.
iv) A policy based on Land leads to 95% unemployments and a complete exodus of your top end workforce (Zimbabwe). Only the most idealisic can begin to suggest that Zimbabwe is anything less than a failed dictatorship, now going into its 32nd year of failure.
My suggestion - drop the land issue and focus on the unification of Africa (Written into ALL of Subukwe's speeches.)
When it does come to LAND use Rates and a Whealth Tax as the means of preserving the asset for the African people - All land belongs to the African people, but we will allow you to privatise or lease the assets in excahnge for a whealth tax. So if a farmer wants to hold land or a miner wants to hold mining rights, there must be a flow of benefit to the People or they must move off. The model where it gets redistributed to a party insider and that insider does not pay us rates is one that is doomed to failure. (eg Lonmin)