People need to wake up to the fact that the ANC’s plan to expropriate land without compensation is a reality

2018-02-27
Dr Pieter Groenewald

The people of South Africa need to wake up and realise that the ANC and its opposition partners’ plan to expropriate land without compensation is a hard reality. And once the gate of changing the Constitution has been opened, it will be impossible to close it again.

The amendments that the ANC made earlier today to the EFF’s motion to amend the Constitution so as to allow for expropriation without compensation are ominous and raises serious questions about any form of private ownership of any property in South Africa.

Amongst other things, it was asserted that the principle of willing buyer/willing seller is a hindrance to land reform and that President Cyril Ramaphosa will use every mechanism at the State’s disposal to carry through his plan of land expropriation without compensation.

All landowners in South Africa must take careful note of what happened in Parliament today. There are a lot of gullible people that think that this process will not be carried through seeing as President Ramaphosa said that the economy and food security may not be compromised in the process.

But today I am telling every person in the country that the ANC and its opposition partners will amend the Constitution in this regard. They have a two thirds majority and once the Constitution has been amended, your property can lawfully be taken away from you without compensation.

I want to reiterate the fact that this applies to all property. Whether it is a farm or a house in a town or a city. Landowners must realise that this process is analogous to the proverbial example of the frog that is put in a pot of lukewarm water which is then gradually heated until the unsuspecting frog cooks to death.

Property and private ownership of property form the cornerstone of an economy and serve to build that economy, but the ANC won’t allow it. The time has come for the people that are serious about their property to raise their voices in protest.

The time has also come for people to set aside their disinterest and apathy when it comes to politics in South Africa for the sake of their own survival. You can't say that you're done with the politics in this country, because the politics will never be done with you.

The FF Plus will never support such a motion and we will oppose it in all possible ways.

 

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