Boer-Afrikaner Volksraad Warns ANC Over Land Expropriation: On Tuesday, the ANC declined to amend the constitution to allow the Expropriation of Land without Compensation.
This was after the EFF’s motion for Land Expropriation without Compensation was defeated in the House by 261 votes to 33, while two MPs abstained.
While leading a debate in Parliament on Tuesday on amending Section 25 of the Constitution, Malema also revisited history as motivation for his party’s stance for expropriation without compensation.
He said the struggle for land expropriation began after the ‘Dutch gangsters’ took land belonging to black people.
“We all know that the Dutch gangsters arrived here and took our land by force. The struggle has since been about the return of the land into the hands of rightful owners,” Juju alleged.
Malema insisted that it’s wrong that 10 percent of the population owned more than 75 percent of the land; adding that South Africa remains a conquered nation because white monopoly capital still owned the means of production.
He urged black people, including members of the ruling party to see the EFF’s motion as a uniting factor, as no white person would understand the call for land expropriation because they don’t understand the pain of losing land.
While the land expropriation debate lasted, members of the African National Congress (ANC) rejected Floyd Shivambu’s motion by voting against it.
A change of the constitution requires a two-thirds majority vote. Had the ANC voted with the EFF‚ the fighters would have achieved the required threshold.
An unfazed Malema vowed to give back the land to black people, even without the assistance of the Zuma-led administration.
Amid the growing controversy over land expropriation in the country, an Afrikaner activist group – Boer-Afrikaner Volksraad – says it will not recognize any law that encourages nationalization of land without compensation legal, even if it comes from parliament.
In a statement written in Afrikaner, the group warned the African National Congress to tread carefully on the matter because the fight for land ownership is “war against the Boer-Afrikaner people”.
The group wrote: “….The fact this has been researched on several occasions in the well-documented history of land occupation and land ownership in South Africa and can be easily checked. Nevertheless, the ANC has repeatedly claimed that the land we own, was stolen from black people.
Therefore, any act of Parliament that allows expropriation of our land or any other property without compensation, or even compensation for purposes other than that which is essential for the creation of physical infrastructure, [will be] deemed legalization of theft of our property.
We will not recognize it as legitimate legislation, and in the light of the aforesaid statements by government spokespeople and the lack of political will of the government to act strongly in order to fight farm attacks (which is in itself a hostile failure against which retaliation would fair), we will take it as an act of hostility against the white population.”
Touching on farm murders, Boer-Afrikaner Volksraad said if no action is taken against perpetrators, it will be forced to see ‘as an act of hostility against the white population’.
The emphasized that it won’t hesitate to defend their territorial integrity against such abuses, “as Britain did in 1982 when Argentina invaded the Falkland Islands.”
While Malema and his men have been pushing for a change in the constitution to make it possible to own land, the ANC says it must handle the matter its own way, and now an Afrikaner activist group has vowed to defend themselves against land compensation. It’s not going to be an easy ride
To be honest, it’s not going to be an easy ride!