White South African farmers are in for a big change after parliament votes to have them removed from their land.
South African parliament had a vote, and it passed by considerable numbers. The vote was created by Julius Malema who claimed that white farmers are considered “criminals.” Now South Africa’s constitution is probably going to be amended to allow for the seizure of white-owned land without compensation.
After then new president Cyril Ramaphosa’s took over from Jacob Zuma in February, the policy became a key factor of focus. Julius Malema mentioned that the time for “reconciliation is over” and “now is the time for justice.” ‘We must ensure that we restore the dignity of our people without compensating the criminals who stole our land.’
Mr. Malema is known for his long-standing engagement in land confiscation without pay. Back in 2016 he had said to his supporters that he wouldn’t call for the slaughter of white people for now. In 2017, however, the South African government audit discovered that white people owned at least 72% of the farmland in South Africa. Julius must feel threatened by white people and is doing everything in his power to give the land back to the people it was rooted and founded on.
Reported by ijr:
In a vote on Tuesday, the South African Parliament overwhelmingly approved a measure that will remove white landowners from their property without compensation.
The Daily Mail reports the measure passed with 241 votes for and 83 against. The proposal was brought forward by Julius Malema — the leader of a radical Marxist party, the Economic Freedom Fighters — because it was shown white farmers control 73 percent of arable land.
“The time for reconciliation is over; now is the time for justice,” Malema told Parliament. “It is about our dignity. We do not seek revenge… all that our people ever wanted is their land to which their dignity is rooted and founded.”
“Every land in South Africa should be expropriated without compensation and it will be under the state,” he said, according to News 24. “The state should be the custodian of the land.”
The rural affairs minister for the ruling African National Congress party said it “unequivocally supports the principle of land expropriation without compensation.”
In 2016, Malema made headlines when he told supporters how he was “not calling for the slaughter of white people‚ at least for now,” according to news.com.au.
The vote will be considered by the Constitutional Review Committee and will get back to Parliament by August 30.