South Africa LAND SEIZURE: Fury as white farmer land grab plans unveiled | World | News


The ruling African National Congress (ANC) party wants to make changes to the constitution providing a legal basis for the planned land grabs.

Its proposed amendments to Section 25 of the constitution would clear the way for white farmers’ land to be sized without compensation.

The issue of land ownership is a hugely controversial subject in South Africa, with 72 percent of private land owned by white people.

The country remains deeply racially divided and unequal 24 years after Nelson Mandela swept to power at the end of apartheid.

Dr John Purchase, the CEO of AgBiz, a group representing agricultural firms, warned the government against making constitutional changes.

He told Express.co.uk: “We are in favour of land reform to create a more equitable ownership pattern.

“But the government shouldn’t…

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