"It's A Declaration Of War": South Africa's President Calls For Confiscation Of White Land

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After South Africa's embattled president Jacob Zuma pledged, in a surprising address to parliament one month ago, to break up white ownership of business and land to reduce inequality (in a State of the Nation address which was disrupted by a fistfight), it now appears that Zuma's intentions to convert what was until recently Africa's most prosperous economy into a new Zimbabwe were all too real, and as the Telegraph reports, the South African president officially called on parliament to change South Africa’s constitution to allow the expropriation of white owned land without compensation.

Zuma, 74, who made the remarks in a speech on Friday morning, said he wanted to establish a “pre-colonial land audit of land use and occupation patterns” before changing the law.

We need to accept the reality that those who are in parliament where laws are made, particularly the black parties, should unite because we need a two-thirds majority to effect changes in the constitution,” he said.

In recent months, Zuma, who has lurched from one scandal to another since being elected to office in 2009, has adopted a more populist tone since his ruling African National Congress (ANC) party suffered its worst election result last August since the end of apartheid in 1994. The party lost the economic hub of Johannesburg, the capital Pretoria and the coastal city of Port Elizabeth to the moderate Democratic Alliance party, which already held the city of Cape Town.

The ANC is also under pressure from the radical Economic Freedom Fighters, led by Julius Malema. Malema has been travelling the country urging black South Africans to take back land from white invaders and "Dutch thugs". He told parliament this week that his party wanted to “unite black people in South Africa” to expropriate land without compensation.

“People of South Africa, where you see a beautiful land, take it, it belongs to you,” he said. Although progress has been made in transferring property to black South Africans, land ownership is believed to be skewed in favour of whites more than 20 years after the end of apartheid. The Institute of Race Relations, an independent research body, said that providing a racial breakdown of South Africa’s rural landowners was “almost impossible."


“In the first place the state owns some 22 per cent of the land in the country, including land in the former homelands, most of which is occupied by black subsistence farmers who have no title and seem unlikely to get it any time soon,” the group said. “This leaves around 78 per cent of land in private hands, but the race of these private owners is not known.”

As the Telegraph adds, Zuma’s comments caused outrage among groups representing Afrikaans speaking farmers on Friday.

The Boer Afrikaner Volksraad, which claims to have 40,000 members, said its members would take land expropriation without compensation as “a declaration of war”.

“We are ready to fight back,” said Andries Breytenbach, the group’s chairman. “We need urgent mediation between us and the government. "If this starts, it will turn into a racial war which we want to prevent.” As noted above, Zuma first mentioned the expropriation of land in his opening of Parliament speech last month, but Friday was the first time he called for a change in the law.

In his February speech, he controversially called in the military to maintain “law and order” on the streets of Cape Town ahead of expected protests calling for him to step down.

It was the first time in South Africa’s history, including the heavily militarised apartheid era, that the president has ordered the military to provide security at parliament.

Meanwhile, the populist wave is spreading and as discussed at the end of February, the local police had to fire rubber bullets into a crowd after anti-immigrant protests turned violent in the capital Pretoria.

President Zuma’s aggressive move toward redistribution comes as his African National Congress party prepares to elect a new leader to succeed him in December and as he finds himself under growing pressure over corruption allegations. It is disturbing that in order to deflect from his own failings as president, Zuma is willing to risk an economic fate reminiscent that of its neighbor to the north, Zimbabwe, where shortly after a similar confiscation of what land, the economy disintegrated into a hyperinflationary supernova.

It took Zimbabwe 15 years to admit its mistakes, and invite white farmers back. It now appears that South Africa will have to learn from the mistakes of its northern neighbor in due course.

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Logan 5 (not verified) therealestg9 Mar 5, 2017 8:23 PM

He musta gone to one of those colleges in Los Angeles or San Francisco.

Whoa Dammit's picture


Zuma, who made the remarks in a speech last Friday, said he wanted to establish a “pre-colonial land audit of land use and occupation patterns” before changing the law.


So he wants to audit land use that occurred prior to 1652. Right. They really are that stupid.

Troll Magnet's picture

they should just rename their country to Detroit.

Stuck on Zero's picture

Considering history, few if anyone lived in South Africa 200 years ago. Almost everyone there immigrated from Europe, India, or other parts of Africa.

Twee Surgeon's picture

Correct. A few tens of thousands occupied the space and engaged in tribal, herding culture and warfare and were deposed by greater technology, it's called human history. Just like the Celts and the Druids, eliminated or pushed into the hinterlands by the Romans. Change being the only constant. Not a Crime, just nature at work as it always will. And natures designer of course. He will have his way. Take it or leave it, believe it or not.


localsavage's picture

It would bring that country full circle from the only one in Africa worth going to... to just another shit hole.

A Nanny Moose's picture

This guy's argument boils down to confiscating property to compensate for confiscated property

These R-Selective Marxist vermin hate anything that requires competition.

PRP - Physical Removal Principle

Troy Ounce's picture


Great fear porn again. Thanks.

It is not news in South Africa, but on ZH it is.

We're all living in a bubble and I believe the financial bubble will go first.

Wit Wax Waterstof's picture

What do You Know? You have no idea do you?

Dont go full Retard!

Nemontel's picture

South Africa will now completely collapse like all other african shitholes.


Déjà view's picture

Silver lining...export used tires for 'Necklacing'...hot African commodity...

EasterBunny's picture

yep, zar actually gained today

chubakka's picture

only because of the racism.  i was in SA in 2006.  it was in a peaceful lull at the time and a great place to visit.  

Al Tinfoil's picture

South Africa has already sunk to shit hole status. 

I was looking at South Africa reports recently.  Crime has become rampant over the last few decades, with all racial groups among the victims.  Rates of rape (men, women, boys, girls, infants, and elderly), murder, assault, robberies, kidnappings, carjackings, home invasions, and crime against farmers are all extremely high.  SA is now reputed to be the "Rape Capitol of the World".

Whole business neighborhoods that were thriving 30 or 40 years ago have collapsed into crime and drug-ridden ghettos.  Apartment blocks are often occupied by squatters.  Personal safety is increasingly threatened.  Government corruption is out of control, and the central government is incompetent in virtually all areas.  Many expats report fear of crime as a prime reason for leaving SA. 

The economy continues to limp along at best.  GDP growth is anemic while inflation outstrips growth.  Unemployment and poverty are rampant among the lower classes.  Disparity of wealth and income is extreme.  The dream of prosperity and comfortable lifestyle that was sold to the SA people when Apartheid was abolished remains a dream at best.  Rating agencies are threatening to reduce SA's rating to "junk".

Many of the remaining white and Afrikaans residents reported feeling increasingly uneasy, even before Zuma's latest attempt to gain political popularity by threatening to take land and businesses from whites and give it to black residents.  If Zimbabwe's model is followed, most of the good land will go to government cronies who will not put it to good use, and some will go to small holders who will lack capital and equipment and so will not be able to achieve much more than a low subsistence level. 

Déjà view's picture

YouTube has great videos concerning S.A. crime...along with Brazil et al...

To be coined...'CRIBS'

SoDamnMad's picture
  •  At the low level of technology, 64 countries with a population of around 1.1 billion lack the resources to feed themselves. (this from your friends at the UN) In Africa corruption has turned Zimbabwe from a net exporter of food to one dependent upon UN and charitible agencies.  Same with many sub-Sahara countries and now it seems Zuma wants the same for South Africa to collect a few more votes.  When everyone has a few hectares of land, a cow or other animal to pull the plowjust wait until a bad growing season wipes out food production.  
Twee Surgeon's picture

I must be writing badly, you are making the point I am making, If Mosquito Nets, Malaria Medicines and Small-Pox vaccinations and a few others were removed from Africa, the present indigenous population would implode. Close to 10% of the Now Numbers. Historical reality.

The Well Diggers and free luncher's efforts would go away overnight, I'm not a Racist, I'm a Realist. A Racial realist, The Concept can be applied anywhere on Earth.

I have no Axe to grind with Africans, I say let them have sufficient land to show us all how we should be doing things while they promise to reject all Western advancements and If they are right, lets go stone-age ! Until that time, they should shut the fuck up and listen. The African arguments in Africa and the West are just Stale old shit.

The energy wasted could be spent on thinking about Mining Asteroids, not digging wells in Fuktup City.

What do Africans dream about ? Flying cars ? Better Agriculture ? Harder Bricks for building ? No, they dream one dream worldwide...Blame Whitey.

Stu Elsample's picture

let's be honest...niggers are dumb animals

c0nan's picture

Eminent biologist, Nobel Prize winner James Watson: racial realism and the moralistic fallacy


stubb's picture

Africa has had more than sufficient resources to feed all of its people for decades. The problem isn't a lack of resources, but is due to political circumstances. 

Mr. Universe's picture

South Africa is certainly a divided country, even more so than the US. GOOGLE was available in SEVEN languages last time I was there. Going through Botswana , Zim and SA I did not get the feeling that these people were ready for modern civilization. It really became apparent that the majority were not only less educated, but that their IQ's were well below what we would consider normal. This of course allows their fellows with average or higher IQ's to steal them blind. Or worse yet, form a government to do it for them. That's not to say they can't live productive, happy, meaningful lives. It's just not going to compete on the international marketplace.

Troy Ounce's picture


Well, that market place full with productive intelligent people working in a system that puts everybody at a disadvantage except themselves won't be around for too long, won't it?

Who will then have the last laugh? Certainly not these great intelligent people.

Mr. Universe's picture

Here is where the error lies...

productive intelligent people working in a system that puts everybody at a disadvantage except themselves

Intelligent people should know better,

stubb's picture

Numerous studies show that the average IQ in African nations hovers around 70. In western countries 70 is the borderline for a diagnosis of mental retardation. 

Zero Point's picture

Lots of tards live kick ass lives.

jez's picture



Emigrate to the US. Once resident in the US, you can then insist on describing yourselves (very accurately) as "African-Americans", in the census and such.

Antifaschistische's picture

But....this time it is different.  Natural course is being bulldozed by political correctness.  Those who made South  Africa great, better rise up now and do something big, or kiss it all goodbye.   And where will they look for help?  America?  lol  EU...even worse.   No one wants to sacrifice anything for the long term future...we're all too wealthy and we fear losing something.....so....we will lose everything.

stubb's picture

They've had better luck recently in getting into Australia. Trump will be more welcoming than Barry Soetero was. They can pretty much write off any help from Europe. 

the_narrator's picture

The funny thing about Africa is that they have smoldering heaps of countries all around them were the same experiments failed, but they are not intelligent enough to realize that stealing land will just make them poorer.  The intelligence problem is something that sub-saharans need to accept so they let the other races run things which will let them have a better life.  Non sub-saharans can do their best to not rub it in, but these periodic Zimbabwe like country implosion's would be avoided if sub-Saharans would just accept that other races know best.  Religion can help create a bond of trust between them and the more intelligent races.

Prolefeed's picture

As the man said, "When monkeys find the can vote themselves bananas they won't climb trees again".

cdog's picture

I'm Nordic-American and if somebody tests my DNA and finds out I am mostly Viking (Danish), it's going to ruin me having to pay for what those fuckers did a thousand years ago. /s

WakeUpPeeeeeople's picture

It could be worse.

Could be raining.

Rubicon's picture

Correct. Especially the fucking Zulu's.

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Cardinal Fang's picture

Yup, say good bye to the livestock and food supply...

Twee Surgeon's picture

They could call it 'Mandela effect' How will the Boat People refugees from mass homicide be treated when  millions of Afrikaans Dutch and Brit decent South Africans   need Sanctuary. Will Sweden accept the Boat People or will they be too pale for the caring globalists ? Will the USA lend a hand when the White oppressors are bobbing around on boats in the South Atlantic.

Rhodesia is the writing on the wall. Behold the next Pol Pot. Roll out the red carpet for the Skilled Social Assets, not just the, otherwise afflicted races.

The Real History of South Africa is Epic. The Saharan's there now are mostly none native, historically.

Largest active Gold and Diamond mines on Earth, how curious. Who would have thunk it. An Inevitable end game is afoot for the South Africans who had nothing to do with the South Side of Chicago or Haiti. Boers = Peasant, Farmer, man of the Land.


Exalt's picture

White South Africans are not going to be welcomed by the Americans or the Europeans. Most of us have our eyes set on moving East.

UmbilicalMosqueSweeper's picture

White Americans will welcome you if you are not Marxist or Muslim scum.

stubb's picture

The Boers are political poison in Europe. No one wants them. Even in Holland it's only recently become possible to mention their situation — let alone do anything about it — without being immediately shut down as a colonizing nazi imperialist. 

Frito's picture

I'm sure they have immaculate and detailed title records from pre colonial times.  Should be straight forward and involve no corruption at all. 

c0nan's picture

James Watson’s most inconvenient truth: Race
realism and the moralistic fallacy:


Spitball's picture

wow Americans are kinda dumb.