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A traditional Zulu wedding. Photo: Ingonyama Trust.

ANC reassures: only the land of white South Africans will be confiscated

South Africa's ruling ANC will now limit any land expropriation to dispossessing only whites of their farms, after the Zulu king Goodwill Zwelithini beat the war drums a bit.

Published: July 9, 2018, 12:13 pm

    The land expropriation policy of South Africa’s ruling party, the ANC, will specifically target white people, according to Zweli Mkhize, the minister of cooperative governance and traditional affairs. Neither the property of black citizens nor land controlled by traditional (black) leaders “would be targeted”, he said.

    The ANC, which has a long-standing and close relationship to the South African Communist Party, is an Afro-Marxist party that has long threatened to nationalise all farmland in South Africa. Last year the party adopted a policy of “land expropriation without compensation”, which was also adopted by the South African parliament in February this year (2018).

    The party also wants to change the South African constitution to allow it to confiscated land at will from white citizens.

    The government met with representatives of the National House of Traditional Leaders over that body’s worries about the planned redistribution process, Mkhize’s ministry said in an emailed statement on Friday.

    “A wrong impression has been created that the discussion on land expropriation includes land in the hands of traditional leaders,” Mkhize stated.

    The Zulu king, Goodwill Zwelithini, had threatened to secede if land given to his tribe by the country’s previous white government were to be expropriated. In 1994, shortly before the ANC takeover of the country, the Zulu land was placed in the Ingonyama trust, presided over by the king. But on Saturday, South African president Cyril Ramaphosa stated that such land under the trust “would remain untouched”.

    “We have no intention whatsoever to even touch the land engaphansi kweNgonyama [under the Ingonyama Trust],” Ramaphosa said.

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    • Tim Singiswa

      THESE CRAZED AND SKIN-HEADED AND PIGMENTATED SCUMBAGS WERE FORGIVEN BUT OPTED TO INTENSIFY THEWAR IF YOU REMEMBER THE MID-90`S BOMBINGS AND BOEREMAG ATTEMPTS TO BOMB MEANING THAT THEY NEVER EMBRACED RECONCILIATION!

    • Johan Rossouw

      This is the open racism and threats the white minority had to swallow daily from the South African Government and the majority of our fellow citizens during the last 24 years (the Apartheid regime was in power for about 30 years prior).

      For the whole of those 24 years the ruling black majority is busy with a sistematic Government-sanctioned genocide of the white minority and white farmer portion of the population with no international action.

      The South African Constitution and Law is also used to marginalise, prosecute and discriminate specifically against the white minority of the country (with special emphasis against Afrikaans males).

      This will not stop until a full scale genocide is achieved that will be the most brutal and barbaric this century.

      This land expropiation will be their Kristal Nacht.

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