In a move that many saw coming, the South African government, under the leadership of President Cyril Ramaphosa has now seized at least two farms owned by white South Africans, after those farmers refused a government offer of one-tenth their land’s value.
This is the beginning of what experts believe to be a country-wide “expropriation” of white-owned land.
These farms are on the goverment's #farmlist that @afriforum exposed. And yet government still denies that the list exists… but it is now clear that government is lying to the public. https://t.co/U40G0U1GIv
— Kallie Kriel (@kalliekriel) August 19, 2018
Although many saw this coming for months, The Gateway Pundit is now reporting that former American president Barack Hussein Obama apparently didn’t since last month he traveled to South Africa and gave a speech at the 2018 Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture in Johannesburg which in addition to calling for “guaranteed income” he also praised the South African president for “Inspiring great hope in this country.” Then again, maybe he saw it coming but just didn’t care.
Australian media reported earlier this month that white farmers in South Africa were scrambling to sell off their land and leave the country after the government announced last week that it plans to pursue a constitutional change. This change would allow the state to seize land without offers, eviction notices, or any court cases.
Hundreds of white farmers have already fled the country taking refuge largely in Australia where farmland is still plentiful and they aren’t being persecuted because of the color of their skin.
Here is more via News.com.au:
“The South African government has begun the process of seizing land from white farmers.
Local newspaper City Press reports two game farms in the northern province of Limpopo are the first to be targeted for unilateral seizure after negotiations with the owners to purchase the properties stalled.
While the government says it intends to pay, owners Akkerland Boerdery wanted 200 million rand ($18.7 million) for the land — they’re being offered just 20 million rand ($1.87 million).
“Notice is hereby given that a terrain inspection will be held on the farms on April 5, 2018 at 10am in order to conduct an audit of the assets and a handover of the farm’s keys to the state,” a letter sent to the owners earlier this year said.
Akkerland Boerdery obtained an urgent injunction to prevent eviction until a court had ruled on the issue, but the Department of Rural Development and Land Affairs is opposing the application.
“What makes the Akkerland case unique is that they apparently were not given the opportunity to first dispute the claim in court, as the law requires,” AgriSA union spokeswoman Annelize Crosby told the paper.