“TAU SA had been overseas several times with regards to these issues and will do it again if and when the opportunity arises,” said TAU SA president, Louis Meintjes. “We have used several occasions in South Africa trying to motivate the government to prioritize the investigation to farm murders and to safeguard the farmers. We spelled out the dangers and identified problems that these actions will hold for the country’s economy where more than 95 percent of former productive land became unproductive already.
“On top of that if the Government would continue to prioritise political above economy actions, the risk always remains that South Africa can be withdrawn from the AGOA agreement, which may impose extremely negative consequences for the economy.
“The government does not want to listen to our motives, therefore we welcome any foreign support in these matters, and we distance ourselves from any insulting statements made against president Trump,” said Meintjes.
Following in the wake of the surprising support for land grabs by UK Prime Minister Theresa May, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) also approved it, adding that it should be “rules-based” and “transparent” according to Montfort Mlachila, the IMF’s senior resident representative in South Africa,
“We are in full support of the need to undertake land reforms in order to address the issues of inequality,” Mlachila told Reuters. Before he joined the IMF, Mlachila was an economist at the Reserve Bank of Malawi, one of the poorest countries in Africa.
Speaking at his office in Pretoria, Mlachila added that the IMF was not an expert on land reform.
Thanks to President Cyril Ramaphosa, the ANC regime will now be able to expropriate land belonging to the country’s white farmers without compensation.
Mainstream media outlets continue to spread fake news about white farmers owning the largest share of argicultural land.
Last week, the ANC announced the withdrawal of the disputed draft by the Portfolio Committee on Public Works for further study. Despite the withdrawal, the ANC said they remained committed to push ahead with land grab.
“We will take the land by force. We will not be embarrassed by this. It is our land and we want it now,” Peter Seolela, member of the Economic Freedom Fighters told ITV.
But it remains hard for Seolela to argue his point convincingly when he blames the white minority. Millions of black South Africans live in squalor, largely as a result of ANC corruption.
A quarter of a century since apartheid fell, the shacks are still standing as damning indictment of the black ANC’s failure to address an inequality.
“This land is bought and paid for. I have the title deeds that go back four generations,” says white land owner Bernadette Hall told ITV.
She took over the farm after the murder, by armed black attackers, of her husband six years ago.
“I lost my husband and now they want to take my farm,” she says. “I’ve put my blood and my sweat and everything into this. They might as well slit my throat and have done with it.”
The Secretary General of the ANC, told reporters in Johannesburg following a meeting between party executives and black tribal leaders that plans to expropriate white land without compensation will not involve their communal land.
“We affirmed our view that the kings and chiefs are the rightful custodians of communal land for and on behalf of the people and communities in the traditional areas.
“The ANC will never be part of any attempt that seeks to tamper with authority of traditional leadership over the land of their ancestors, including traditional communities,” Ace Magashule said.