This week, the National Assembly in South Africa ruled that white farmers will be removed from the lands that they own. The motion was proposed by Julius Malema and was overwhelmingly supported; 241 to 83.
News24 reported Malema saying before the vote was taken, “The time for reconciliation is over. Now is the time for justice.” Gugile Nkwinti, minister of water affairs, echoed, “The ANC (African National Congress) unequivocally supports the principle of land expropriation without compensation. There is no doubt about it, land shall be expropriated without compensation.”
Malema is certainly not one to follow yet many seem to. In 2016 he told his supporters that he was ‘not calling for the slaughter of white people – at least for now’. — at least for now? Seriously?
‘The time for reconciliation is over; now is the time for justice,’ EFF leader Julius 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.’
Gugile Nkwinti, who was the minister of rural affairs and land reform until Monday evening (now minister of water affairs), said: “The ANC unequivocally supports the principle of land expropriation without compensation.”
“There is no doubt about it, land shall be expropriated without compensation.”
Pieter Groenewald, leader of Freedom Front Plus, asked what would be done with the land once the deal was completed.
“If you continue on this course, I can assure you there is going to be unforeseen consequences that is not in the interest of South Africa,” he warned.
Cope leader Mosiuoa Lekota said there “is a danger that those who think equality in our lifetime equates that we must dominate whites”.
“This is the PAC of ’59, it’s no longer the African National Congress,” he said as he left the podium