The South African National Assembly recently passed a law that amended their constitution for land expropriation without compensation. The constitution and law only apply to land owned by whites, who are descended from Boers.
The government is planning on seizing the land and redistribute it, without compensation, to individuals within the majority of nation’s race, black. However, there is no clear plan on how land will be distributed.
In true communist fashion, the government will seize land and redistribute it to those it “chooses.”
The bill was proposed by the Economic Freedom Fighters party (EFF), which is based on communist philosophy, unsurprisingly.
Back in 2016 the leader of EFF, Julius Malema, said:
“We are not calling for the slaughtering of white people, at least for now. What we are calling for is the peaceful occupation of the land, and we don’t owe anyone an apology for that. White minorities be warned. We will take our land. It doesn’t matter how. It’s coming, unavoidable. The land will be taken by whatever means necessary.”
Originally, the African National Congress (ANC), the party of Nelson Mandela, opposed land expropriation without compensation, although it did support it in its constitutional form.
Although the previous, “constitutional” method had been the norm for years, the new president, Cyril Ramaphosa, has headed the new movement of forcefully grabbing land in a racist move.
The opposing party, Democratic Alliance (DA), strongly rejects expropriation without compensation. Their party leader Mmusi Maimane denounced the change as “an assault against the values of Nelson Mandela.” The DA instead favours land reform.
Land reform would consist of:
- Giving a full title to those who live on state subsidized housing
- Implements measures to reduce the cost of land for first-time buyers
- And, distributes the thousands of government-owned farms to the people who currently live on them and farm them.
Now that this racist, communist constitutional amendment has passed, white South Africans are in a dire situation. Many have already reported cases of discrimination, such as targeted assaults, rapes, and violent theft.
White South Africans make up 8% of the population. If their land is expropriated without compensation, this could create a huge refugee crisis. There could be as many as 4.3 million white South Africans leaving their country, seeking shelter and a new home.
More could leave as there is a great risk of an economic collapse because of the disruption of agriculture markets. Similarly, this happened in Zimbabwe under Robert Mugabe.
In reaction to the dangerous, discriminatory law, Australia has begun the process to fastrack these potential refugees into their country.
Canada should do the same, as much as we are capable of doing so. South Africans are now going to lose their land simply because of their skin color.
The world supported and rallied around Nelson Mandela, as he proclaimed a message of unity and racial equality. So today, it is the duty of every country to stand up for the racially oppressed in South Africa, and stand up against this discriminatory law.