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Reparations, racism, and equality of outcome. South Africa slides into Marxist abyss (Video)

South Africa’s land reform program is now front and center after US President Donald Trump tweeted about the South African government’s plan to steal farms from white landowners.

Trump said he asked Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to study South African “land and farm seizures” and “killing of farmers”…

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I have asked Secretary of State @SecPompeo to closely study the South Africa land and farm seizures and expropriations and the large scale killing of farmers. “South African Government is now seizing land from white farmers.” @TuckerCarlson @FoxNews

South Africa’s president is sticking by his claims that taking farms away from white farmers is a program of “land-reform” that will make South Africa fairer…

RT CrossTalk host Peter Lavelle and The Duran’s Alex Christoforou examine the Marxist abyss that South Africa has plunged itself into, as the radical left champion the government theft of farmland from landowners as some sort of twisted historical reparation…all the while South Africa, once a country fully capable of feeding its population, has become a net importer of food for the first time in its history.

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Via The Express UK

Although the president was making the case for land-reform, many commentators are insistent that this is a land grab which may further inflame racial tensions.

White farmers in South Africa have said they have been targeted in ‘horrific’ attacks this year, which were ignored by police and encouraged by the government.

In an article today for the Financial Times, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said land ownership changing hands is essential to fulfill the vision of Nelson Mandela, the nation’s first democratic president.

Mr. Ramaphosa writes: “This is no land grab. Nor is it an assault on the private ownership of property.

“South Africa has learnt from the experiences of other countries and will not make the mistakes that some have made.”

He argued that 97 percent of South Africa’s total agricultural holding are owned by seven percent of landowners, and 72 percent of farms and agricultural holdings are owned by whites.

His administration intends to release well-located urban land for low-cost housing, allowing poorer South Africans to relocate and find jobs.

Mr Ramaphosa wrote…

“Land reform in South Africa is a moral, social and economic imperative.

“By bringing more land into productive use, by giving more South Africans assets and opportunities, the country is creating conditions for greater, more inclusive and more meaningful growth”

His words could fuel fears among big business in South Africa that his programme could lead to greater instability.

US President Donald Trump this week sent the rand into a tailspin by tweeting that he would ask Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to study South African “land and farm seizures” and the “killing of farmers”.

Mr. Ramaphosa took over the presidency in February this year after the corrupt Jacob Zuma was forced to resign from office under the looming threat of a military coup.

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Edmund burke326
Edmund burke326
September 5, 2018

Okay, you’ve provided some ‘analysis’ of the South African government, now some analysis of Afriforum would be nice. Afriforum are the main NGO making the unsubstantiated claims of genocide and have much more in common with Ulster unionists, Kiev, Turkish and Israeli regimes than at first glance. It’s more a case of ‘land stealers of the world Unite’ than anything else.

Davy de Verteuil
Davy de Verteuil
September 5, 2018

I’d like Peter Lavelle to hold the same views on Crimea as that on South Africa. I’m appalled by his arbitrary unsubstantiated gross White-Euro centric view/attitude on Historical injustice. I’m just shocked with this level of bias journalism Peter, you don’t know everything and you failed to apply the same yardstick that you vehemently apply in defense of Russia disputed regions and NATO stools on Russia’s borders. Historical wrongs on Blacks and Africa as its often argued by you and the new Russia defence have crossed the white-conservative trust line. I don’t trust you now. Many of my colleagues hammer… Read more »

Tahau Taua
Tahau Taua
September 5, 2018

The only reparations necessary, are toward the Black majority that has suffered and continues to suffer from the combined assault of Western/Zionist racists who supported the repressive Apartheid system. Do folks think the legacy of Apartheid; is going to dry up overnight? That can only happen under truly “Revolutionary” conditions. The ANC like the ZANU-PF in Zimbabwe; has failed to deliver on that score. The association with Marxism, is a typically Cold-War reaction; against the old class enemy (The Working Class). What is happening in SA, is a bumbling response by “non-Revolutionists”; to restore broken promises of the past to… Read more »

Jonathan Bethune
Jonathan Bethune
September 5, 2018

I’m surprised by this, I thought South Afica was further down the path than this. It’s a shock, and couldn’t be coming at a worse time.( not that there’s a good time for this ) I’m going to look into the demographics more , it seems at first glance there is a vocal group overriding the majority and sending the politics in unfortunate directions. Theres similarities with Israel and there desire for racial purity and a destiny entirely self directed , compelling stuff till you get into the actions needed to bring it about . I am all the more… Read more »

tiredofthemedialies
tiredofthemedialies
September 5, 2018

The ANC began the habit of ‘bootlacing’ (correction: ‘neclacing’) ; burning tires around their prisoners necks until their hearts stopped and they expired from the unendurable agony inflicted by the ANC criminals.. So much for the ‘world hero’ Mandela..
Probably as painful a death as the Ukrop Banderasts use of building foam injected into female and male prisoners bodies through their vaginal and anal orifices…
These are not human beings.. They are subhuman filth, and their economy is following Banderastan’s (of course..)

Vera Gottlieb
Vera Gottlieb
September 5, 2018

Actually, who stole from whom??? What whites did to blacks for so many years wasn’t right. And what is going to happen now isn’t right either.

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