South Africans may not have to wait for the maniacal Julius Malema to claw his way to power before they can get onto the fast track to Zimbabwe-style tyranny and economic collapse. Nelson Mandela’s African National Congress successor Jacob Zuma may be up to the job:
Zuma said 2017 is the year of “taking land back to the people” and for this reason government will seek to change legislation to allow for land expropriation without compensation.
Zuma spoke at the launch of Operation Phakisa on Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development in Pretoria on Friday and said the country needs to take bold steps that will transform South Africa’s economy, including land ownership, swiftly.
“[In order] to achieve all the goals mentioned in the State of the Nation Address government is busy amending all the laws and policies to enable faster land reform, including land expropriation without compensation as provided for in the constitution,” Zuma said.
According to current law, the government is supposed to try buying white people’s property before stealing it outright.
The ANC however has in recent months hardened its stance on economic transformation, calling for deracialising over-concentrated sectors of the economy and transferring ownership from white people to the black majority among other matters. At its annual birthday celebrations, the ANC said the economy will be overhauled radically to allow for meaningful black participation.
That is to say, what whites have created will be confiscated and given to blacks, exactly as happened in Rhodesia, the former Breadbasket of Africa, which is currently known as Zimbabwe, a byword for tyranny, hyperinflation, and starvation.
South Africa has been part of Western Civilization for 365 years. Within a generation, it will be indistinguishable from any other desperate and despotic African hellhole, subsisting on international handouts. That’s what progressives mean by “progress.”
On a tip from ABC of the ANC.