Robert Mugabe brought nothing positive to the people of Zimbabwe. Now South Africa has decided to follow in his footsteps. Hence we should expect nothing but bad news from that nation.
South African president Jacob Zuma this week called for the confiscation of land owned by white people in his country — without any restitution made to the Caucasian property owners.
In a speech given Friday morning, Zuma said the proposal would be the result of establishing a “pre-colonial land audit of land use and occupation patterns” that would determine what land needs to be taken. The move would require an overwhelming majority in parliament to change the law to allow the expropriation, according to The Telegraph.
What we have here is the “restitution” movement gone wild. It proposes to punish the children for the alleged crimes of their parents. Given the evil that has existed in the world since man first walked on the face of this Earth, it is a policy, that if carried to its conclusion, would mean the end of all social order and civilization. It’s simply an appeal to people’s prejudices in their rawest and crudest sense.
The following excerpts illustrate that point:
The proposal appears to be a response to the declining fortunes of Zuma’s political party, the African National Congress (ANC), whose long reign of power in the post-apartheid era is being challenged by rising parties.
The radical Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), headed by former ANC leader Julius Malema, is one of the parties gaining ground on Zuma’s party and is fully in favor of confiscating white-owned land without compensation.
Malema has long voiced anti-white hatred and support for seizing white-owned land going back to his days as an ANC youth leader. Recently, he has been traveling the country to advocate for the land seizure from white invaders and “Dutch thugs,” according to The Telegraph.
Fortunately, there are those who are working to expose this for the unjust and impossible to accomplish nature of the project.
However, a South African research group says it is “almost impossible” to find a racial breakdown of land ownership in the country.
“In the first place the state owns some 22 percent of the land in the country, including land in the former homelands, most of which is occupied by black subsistence farmers who have no title and seem unlikely to get it any time soon,” the Institute for Race Relations said in a statement. “This leaves around 78 percent of land in private hands, but the race of these private owners is not known.”
These same groups recognize this for the danger it is, that it could start a race war.
Additionally, the proposed land grab has the potential to ignite racial conflict in the country only 23 years separated from apartheid. Some Afrikaner groups have called Zuma’s proposal a “declaration of war” and vowed to fight against any potential land seizure.
What is both tragic and telling is that Mr. Zuma and no doubt Mr. Malema are aware of the catastrophe this policy was in Zimbabwe, but wish to pursue it in South Africa anyway.
In nations where property rights are not respected and protected, foreign investment will be absent. If these policies are implemented in South Africa it’s future is bleak indeed.
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