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White South African farmers will be removed from their land after a landslide vote in parliament.
The country's constitution is now likely to be amended to allow for the confiscation of white-owned land without compensation, following a motion brought by radical Marxist opposition leader Julius Malema.
originally posted by: MisterSpock
Well, I'm sure all their plights are due to those white people. Once they are gone, the nation will no doubt flourish under such intelligent and noble leadership.
The ANC is increasingly under pressure to speed up land redistribution to help shore up its support among poorer black voters ahead of the election next year.
White farmers control 73 percent of arable land compared with 85 percent when apartheid ended in 1994, according to a recent study.
originally posted by: dizzie56
I dont know how someone could applaud this. Hopefully the Africaaners will fight back
This is in many cases more like someone whose family moved to South Africa from Central or North Africa maybe a few decades ago and is now hoping for some land seized from a farming family whose ancestors started working it a few hundred years ago.
farmers have often lived on and worked the land since the 1600s.