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Shivambu to AfriForum: If you are threatening war, we are ready

Andile Sicetsha                 Sept. 6, 2018

 

"AfriForum‘s Ernst Roets represented the lobby group during their oral submissions on the amendment of Section 25 of the Constitution that would allow for the expropriation of land without compensation.

In a dramatic moment, AfriForum’s camera crew was halted from filing the proceedings after the lobby group adamantly stated this was allowed.

However, co-chair Lewis Nzimande ruled against this and, of course, the members of the committee were not happy about this at all.

Members of Parliament (MPs), who formed part of the Constitutional Review Committee, were shocked by the lobby group’s presentation, where they claimed that land was not stolen.

Instead, according to Roets, white people occupied empty land, signed treaties and by conquest.

Drawing from a study conducted by the South African Institute of Race Relations (SAIRR), Roets stated that only 1% of people believe that land reform will change lives.

Roets claimed that the biggest historic fallacy of our time is the claim that white people stole the land."

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https://www.thesouthafrican.com/shivambu-roets-afriforum-war-ready/

When there's no food on the shelves they will understand.  The gov't owns some 8,000 farms, 4,000 of which are not producing.  Some have turned into ramshackle, broken down cities, with half built homes, which I saw with my own eyes.  Why don't they get those they already have, productive, before taking more of them?

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South Africa’s Zulu nation joins white farmers in fight against government land seizures

Oct. 9, 2018        RT

I missed this one, but will post it anyway.

"The largest ethnic group in South Africa, Zulu, has spoken out against the expropriation of land without compensation in the country. Zulu is ready to cooperate with the country's white farmers, known as Afrikaners or Boers.
Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini has said the group will cooperate with South African minority rights group AfriForum.

“The Zulu nation I’m talking about will not exist if we don’t have food. That’s why I say farmers must come closer so that we discuss what we can do when we talk about agriculture and the availability of enough food in the land. That’s why I’m asking AfriForum of the Boers to come and help us,” Zwelithini said, as quoted by eNews Channel Africa.

“Because when government started talking about the appropriation of land, expropriation without compensation, Boers downed tools. There is no food in South Africa,” he added.

Zulu people are the largest ethnic group in South Africa, with an estimated 10-12 million people living mainly in the province of KwaZulu-Natal. The group accounts for more than a fifth of the country’s population and its opinion is important in the context of the general elections next year.

“Anyone who wants to be voted for and elected by us, I’m going to talk now, anyone who wants to be elected by us must come and kneel here and commit that I will never touch your land,” the Zulu King said.

While kings have no official power in modern South Africa, they still have the loyalty of millions of people and are recognized in the constitution as traditional leaders."

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https://www.rt.com/business/440807-zulu-king-south-africa-land/?utm_source=miximedia&utm_medium=miximedia&utm_campaign=Miximedia

I certainly hope this is encouraging for/to the Boers.

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