South Africa’s parliament on Tuesday passed a motion brought by the radical left party, Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), to carry out land expropriation without compensation, a key pillar of the ruling ANC government and new President Cyril Ramaphosa.
The motion, which would include a review of the constitution, was brought by leader of the EFF Julius Malema and was passed by an overwhelming majority of 241 votes in favour versus 83 votes against the proposal.
The justification for the law is, of course, peace, justice, and equality.
“For a lasting peace‚ security and justice‚ land must be expropriated without compensation for equal redistribution. “
There’s a joke that goes “What’s the difference between South Africa and Zimbabwe? About ten years.” Turns out, it wasn’t a joke.