South African white lobby group calls ANC land plan ‘catastrophic’


JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa’s white farmers on Wednesday criticised the ruling African National Congress’ (ANC) decision to endorse constitutional changes to allow the state to seize land without compensation, saying the move would be “catastrophic”.

Villagers of Moruleng, a small mining community, look on near a mine in Rustenburg, Northwest province, South Africa June 27, 2018. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

On Tuesday night, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the decision by the ANC’s top decision-making organ to push ahead with plans to amend the constitution to allow for the expropriation of land without compensation.

More than two decades after the end of apartheid, whites still own most of South Africa’s land and ownership remains a highly emotive subject.

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