posted on Apr, 15 2009 @ 07:21 AM
We should be careful not to compare this with Zimbabwe as this event was NOT "typical land reformation".
The farms were already "reformed". During the government "land reform programme" farms are "bought" from white farmers and the land is given to
"previously disadvantaged" people (i.e. black people).
In other words this event is nothing like Zimbabwe. In Zimbabwe "angry black mobs" invaded farms that was under white ownership, because the land
"reformation" process was taking too long for their taste. These South African farms were "invaded", because they were being mismanaged by the
If it was a white-owned farm that was invaded, we could compare it to Zimbabwe, but it’s not.
As much as I dislike Zuma, people don’t give him enough credit. Yes, he may be a lowlife scumbag, BUT he’s intelligent when it comes to working
At the onset of democracy in 1994, 87 percent of agricultural land in South Africa was owned by whites, who make up less than 10 percent of the
A report last year warned that at least 50 percent of land reform projects had been abject failures, with beneficiaries worse off after land reform
due to a lack of post-settlement support from government.
The curious thing is why Makhombo got 6 farms? Why wasn't the land divided amongst 6+ potential landowners?