Why South Africa is nothing like a “second Zimbabwe”

An American research team set tongues wagging in South Africa this weekend when they called on South Africa to learn a lesson from the Robert Mugabe regime, in order to avoid becoming a “second Zimbabwe” when implementing land expropriation policies.

The Cato Institute warned Cyril Ramaphosa to stay away from implementing any laws that would erode property rights in the country. Their verbose statements spoke of how a Zim-style implosion was “likely” if the president began sanctioning land and properties for his own political gain.

“Ultimately South Africa should heed the warning provided by their neighbour’s near-total implosion. The economic consequences that flow from a policy of land seizures are as disastrous as they are unavoidable.”


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