South Africa’s president Jacob Zuma called for confiscation of land owned by white people in his country this week. He also made it clear the proposal would not give any restitution to the white owners!
According to The Telegraph he said:
“We need to accept the reality that those who are in parliament where laws are made, particularly the black parties, should unite because we need a two-thirds majority to effect changes in the constitution,”
The proposal is said to create a “pre-colonial land audit of land use and occupation patterns” to determine which land should be taken and wants to do this to improve black unity.
However, a South African research group says it is “almost impossible” to find a racial breakdown of land ownership in the country.
“In the first place the state owns some 22 percent of the land in the country, including land in the former homelands, most of which is occupied by black subsistence farmers who have no title and seem unlikely to get it any time soon,” the Institute for Race Relations said in a statement. “This leaves around 78 percent of land in private hands, but the race of these private owners is not known.”
Additionally, the proposed land grab has the potential to ignite racial conflict in the country only 23 years separated from apartheid. Some Afrikaner groups have called Zuma’s proposal a “declaration of war” and vowed to fight against any potential land seizure.
Read more: dailycaller.com
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