South African land grabs: Just another sneaky way to enrich ANC friends, by Jackie Cameron and Anthea Jeffery.
It beggars belief that Cyril Ramaphosa is an outspoken supporter of land expropriation without compensation. A smart business-savvy man, even he has seen how land grabs decimated the Zimbabwean economy.
Although the ANC and the Economic Freedom Fighters punt land expropriation as a way to enhance the livelihoods of the masses, evidence from north of the Limpopo shows that the country can expect the opposite. If land is taken in the manner suggested, the majority of South Africans can expect severe hardship for the foreseeable future.
Meanwhile, a small group of well-connected rich people will enjoy the benefits – just as Robert Mugabe and his friends have in Zimbabwe.
hat-tip Stephen Neil