It is EKP opinion the land expropriation process has already commenced – and not because of the 50/50 shared ownership of farm land Mantashe’s proposed, but because farmers are selling up, people are leaving, families are being slaughtered and the palpable fear blacks are instilling in white farmers across the nation…In fact Julius Malema admitted as much while speaking to a reporter in Zimbabwe last week. Seems he learned little from his previous conviction for hate speech against the nation’s white minority.
by Giacomo Vallone & Laura Oneale
We’ve been hearing about land redistribution for as long as I can recall.
During an election year, politicians promise to speed up the process of redistributing land, and although attempts have thus far failed, it seems only a matter of time until whites have been driven off their land by one method or another.
Land redistribution to blacks has been discussed for decades – first by the ANC terrorists, then their political wing and since, by all parties looking to pander to the black majority.
It’s certainly nothing new.
While moderate members of the ANC promise reforms that have yet materialised, the radical black nationalist wing of the ANC continues to use the suggestion of a mass expropriation of land, to maintain its spell over the black majority.
Julius Malema in fact told the BBC that he supported land expropriation, idolised Robert Mugabe and when was asked if it was right whites were being murdered on their land he replied, “it easier redistributing land when people no longer want to live on it.”
Still, ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe, who’d referred to Julius Malema as a cross between Hitler and Stalin (we prefer Kaganovich) recently assured South African farmers that the government would not follow Mugabe’s example as he was addressing criticism over the slow pace of land reform.
“We will not do expropriation of land without compensation because that would be disastrous,” Mantashe told a New Zimbabwe reporter last week. “We are not going to grab your farms. If your land is sold, it will be for compensation.” Compensation being the operative word.
Certainly following Zimbabwe would be a recipe for disaster. Zimbabwe, like Uganda which expropriated land from Indian and English citizens, is in ruin today, thanks to its chaotic and violent land reforms-something ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe reiterated this week while assuring South African farmers their land would not be seized forcibly.
“Zimbabwe was a food basket of Africa but is a disaster today,” Mantashe said.
During the interview Mantashe also stated that white farmers have ‘nothing to fear’.
Well, perhaps not from the current government, happy to maintain the status quo as long as the money keeps flowing-but the same can not be said of the Marxist empowered masses, convinced its their birth right to own land in South Africa.
It is EKP opinion the expropriation process has already commenced – and not because of the 50/50 shared ownership of farm land Mantashe, and before that Minister Nkwinti propose, but because farmers are selling up, people are leaving, families are being slaughtered and the palpable fear blacks are instilling in white farmers across the nation.
63% of all small holding farmers polled by Johannes Coetzee stated that if they were even compensated 1/4 of the value of their lands and were given a visa to leave the nation they would. The reason most often given, was the crime and fear they lived under. Some were so fearful to speak to us they literally asked us to delete their messages once we’d used the information.
As if blacks somehow have the ability to hack email…
Blacks in the country can hardly spell their own names, as evidenced by the illiteracy rates in rural communities. Still, this is what fear will do to you. It will have you giving your land away for a few rand, as long as there’s a way out, and imagining black computer hackers have infiltrated your email account.
Psychologically the farmers are primed and ready for land redistribution.
And this is sad because without farmers, we don’t eat. Most of us can sort something else out however the blacks living in townships and rural communities simply can not. They will starve.
They can’t see that because they are blinded by the hatred being fed to them by the Marxist media and community rabble rousers. Instead of recognising the reality of the situation, they are manipulated by the politics of victimhood and incited into hatred and violence. Remember blacks are nothing more than instruments for destruction.
Laura Oneale writes that ANC reports still indicate that about thirteen percent of all land belongs to blacks when a more accurate prediction would be closer to fifty percent.
Some fifteen years ago, there were over sixty thousand farmers in South Africa and today that figure barely reaches thirty thousand. The farming community remains a constant concern as more and more land is grabbed in illegal and questionable actions. The escalation of farm murders and implementation of broad based economic factors contribute to this disaster.
Although land reform projects have been slow, to call for an expedited change would create a political disaster for the ANC government as the nation would plummet into financial ruin.
There must be clarification on why the previous land reform policies implemented in the past have failed. To put an additional burden on the farming community and their ability to produce food could result in a catastrophic collapse of the industry and result in food shortages and famine, as has happened in Zimbabwe.
Why do black farms often fail at a higher rate than white owned farms?
Besides the obvious reasons, one can point to a lack of experience and expertise in running a farm and business. Some blacks like the idea of owning a farm, until they actually see what the work entails.
Land reform policies started in the 1990’s, and the role of this was to change the inequalities of the Apartheid era law, when black people were not permitted to own land in South Africa.
Ten years ago an article on the failure of land distribution made headlines when Solomon Mokwena proudly displayed his farming equipment, in spite of the fact he didn’t use it.
The local authority bought land from a white farmer and distributed it to disadvantaged black farmers. Mokwena and 200 farmers started a farming cooperative.
Long story short. Mowena told the media that the machines he had been gifted were only used once in 2002 and since then have never been utilised for ploughing. He explained that lack of funds to buy essentials such as seed and oil remained a persistent problem.
Is that what we want to take place on a grand scale?
Since the start of land reform and redistribution some eighteen years ago, it is estimated that ninety percent of black farmers are unproductive. This is alarming considering farmers have the burden of producing enough food to feed an entire nation.
During the early 1990’s when land reform began, more than eighty percent of commercial farms were owned by white farmers. The ANC government had promised to redistribute one third by 2014 but have thus far have distributed less than eight percent of the land.
Jacob Zuma admitted that the land reform policy in South Africa was one of the sweeping promises made to black people after the end of apartheid that had not worked out as planned. The strategies announced by the government, for implementing land reform were purely political in our opinion and redistribution of land to poor blacks little more than a political ploy.
Blacks have seen this and are now using intimidation tactics to force farmers off of their land. Whether it’s through land expropriation, reform or via fear and murder, white South Africans are being forced off of their land.