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South Africa land seizures would be ’disastrous’, says Pompeo

South Africa land seizures would be ’disastrous’, says Pompeo

Mike Pompeo asserted that South Africa’s plan to allow expropriation of private property without compensation would be ’disastrous’ for the country’s economy. Pompeo made the comments in an address in Ethiopia on the final day of an Africa visit. There was no immediate government response in South Africa to Pompeo’s comments.

KCooper
KCooper
Roadhog
Roadhog 6 months

He's right, but don't hold your breath. The Economic Freedom Fighters are literal Communists. The "freedom" they are fighting for is the freedom for the state to take your shit. Do you think they'll realize their mistake when the famines start?

Hermit T Mog
Hermit T Mog 6 months

So whites own almost all of the privately owned farmland. Farm murders are a real problem but somehow "experts" deny that white farmers are targeted. When the leader of a major political party is not calling for the death of white people "at least for now" and is singing songs about killing white people (kill the Boer) with massive crowds of supporters maybe there is some racial persecution going on.

Hannibal
Hannibal 6 months

Meet land seizures with sanctions. China can't save the value of the rand and falling South African gold production can't stymie its collapse. SA is utterly reliant on handouts and exports. If we are to have a moral foreign policy then human rights violators need to be punished harshly. We're not committing violence; we're simply saying we refuse to do business.

JustMy.02
JustMy.02 6 months

Mike, Mike, Mike...... They have no F’n idea what you’re (accurately) talking about in regards to the future wellbeing of South Africa. Every since they were handed the keys 23 years ago to this incredibly resource rich nation they have proceeded to crash into virtually ever obstacle in the parking lot of life.

darkwingsmurf
darkwingsmurf 6 months

The us should come out now and say when you are in need of food due to your mismanagement of farmland and farmers don’t come asking us for aid. Should have taken the lessons from a Certain other African nation on how bad an idea this is

General Public
General Public 6 months

When the government starts seizing assets you know that you have a monster on your hands.

Andrew Montague
Andrew Montague 6 months

Nice to see the lessons from Zimbabwe have been learned... 🙄

Tsila Noitan (Backer)
Tsila Noitan (Backer) 6 months

England and the Netherlands should offer citizenship to all Dutch and English south Africans.

Up
Up 6 months

Oh NOW they choose to acknowledge this. We should have gone in and given those people refugee status years ago. Actual refugees deserve actual help.

IIZard
IIZard 6 months

Not even the first time Africans have tried this bullshit. If you're white get out of Africa and take your good will and your work ethic somewhere else. Do not support these fucking tyrants and do not stay if you're not willing to die while fighting them. "slitting the throat of whiteness" is their motto.

Given Name 123
Given Name 123 6 months

I am sorry for the people who can't leave, but at the same time I want to say, do it. Take everything, take the houses, farms, all the equipment, take it all. You will still be poor, you will still be stupid, in fact you will have less than you have now. We need smart and innovative people to do their thing to make money, thus that tax gets taken by force and given to the poor. By them forcing out the innovative hard working people, they will work less, make less which will impact the poor even more. The poor people's belongings will also be seized, give it a few years, and they will still not realise how they are responsible for their doings. Those who are making less or nothing will still find someone else to blame. They will tax the people who left (currently underway) but 5 to 10 years, they will be residents somewhere else, then you won't be able to tax them anymore. If you can get out, leave now.

Ted Hill
Ted Hill 6 months

I watched Zimbabwe death spiral for a decade. It was an amazing ride. I wouldn't wish the same on anyone. But boy South Africa seem absolutely determined to emulate it -_-

I Am Grug
I Am Grug 6 months

God why can’t we liberate and help a country that actually needs it like South Africa?

Julian
Julian 6 months

How about we take in white South African refugees instead of the current “refugees”?

david dindu
david dindu 6 months

bring the white farmers to the usa. we have plenty of unused land. tax revenue van be generated from it

Social Dilemma
Social Dilemma 6 months

incoming south African experts in the comments 👀

James
James 6 months

If I was one of these farmers faced with loosing my farm to this policy I would implement a scorched earth approach. If I can’t take it with me then it gets burned to the ground. If it is a ranch then sell all of the animals I could and kill the rest, and remove all of the fences. If I owned a farm I would poison the land after burning the crops. If I’m going to lose it than no one gets it. Harsh and petty I know, but I would do the same thing if I was losing my house to a foreclosure.

Grand Ol Propaganda
Grand Ol Propaganda 6 months

Pompinoccio is a pumpkin eater.... look at him!!! 🤣🤣🤣

Nicolas
Nicolas 6 months

There's a whole ton of context to this issue that gets very complicated : https://mg.co.za/article/2018-03-12-south-africas-land-debate-is-clouded-by-misrepresentation-and-lack-of-data/?amp If you look at the actual plan set out in the bill being proposed, summarised in this link, its far less radical than it seems, and completely different from Zimbabwe: https://www.businessinsider.co.za/expropriation-bill-types-of-property-that-can-be-expropriated-without-compensation-2018-12 In Zimbabwe, the land was invaded unlawfully (the public rejected the earlier constitutional amendment referendum) and their gov just refused to protect the farmers' property. That kind of anarchy would collapse any economy. The SA bill on the other hand seems to address unused, abandoned or tenant land, not productive private farms. It's a far cry from Zim farm invasions. The compensation determination process in SA is also, in terms of their constitution, overseen by the courts. Even if this were removed, their constitution provides for a right to fair administrative action, in other words, the farmers could still challenge the expropriation in court.

not the 1%
not the 1% 6 months

Maybe the Black south Africans could give "safe blankets" to the land owners????? Then round up the survivors and give em shitty land and a casino licence?? Problem solved porky mikey

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