South Africa farm seizures ‘could become next ZIMBABWE’, warns expert | World | News

Tensions among South Africa’s white farming community are threatening to reach breaking point, particularly since the election of Cyril Ramaphosa earlier this year.

On July 31, President Cyril Ramaphosa, who had only been elected into office in February, confirmed his African National Congress (ANC) party would pass an amendment to the country’s constitution to allow the seizure of white-owned farmland without compensation.

Mr Ramaphosa claimed the new amendment was designed to “outline more clearly the conditions under which expropriation of land without compensation can be affected”.

Last week, ANC chairman Gwede Mantashe sparked panic among the farming community when he said that any farmers owning more than 25,000 acres of land would have it taken from them without compensation.


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