South Africa ‘sets date for white farmers land grab’

South Africa ‘sets date for white farmers land grab’
A South African farm. YouTube video

[Ed. – Payback to the Dutch for onetime colonial rule?]

White South Africans could be forced to give up their own homes from next year as the nation’s government steamrolls through plans for land expropriation over claims ‘Africa’s original sin’ must be reversed.

Land is a huge issue in South Africa where racial inequality remains entrenched more than two decades after the end of apartheid when millions of the black majority were dispossessed of their land by a white minority.

The National Assembly agreed to the establishment of a committee that will draft an amendment to section 25 of the Constitution – a law which will allow the government to take homes from the people – and refuse to pay them compensation.

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As many in the nation see the move as retribution for the ‘original sin’ when decades ago black people were driven off their land, it is believed white farmers will be driven from their homes immediately.

Governing party The African National Congress (ANC) wants to amend the law so the government can take back land and distribute it.

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