- A white Afrikaans farmer has posted a video on Facebook expressing what he is willing to do to save his farm from being expropriated without compensation
- In the video, Reon van Tonder reveals he is willing to die to save his property and delivers a chilling warning to president Ramaphosa and EFF leader Julius Malema
- Van Tonder says he won’t resort to shooting innocent people but rather he will deal with Ramaphosa and Malema who he feels should be held responsible for land expropriation
A white Afrikaans farmer from the small Limpopo town of Marken has posted a video on Facebook expressing what he is willing to do to save his farm from being expropriated without compensation. In the video Reon van Tonder says he is willing to die to save his farm before delivering a chilling warning to President Cyril Ramaphosa and EFF leader Julius Malema.
Van Tonder seems to send a death threat to both Malema and Ramaphosa during his recording which is in Afrikaans. The farmer warns both men that if they want to take his farm they need to ensure that he is no-longer around before doing so.
Van Tonder points out that he will not resort to shooting innocent people or committing any act of terrorism but would have no qualm about dealing with Ramaphosa and Malema who he believes are the ones responsible for land expropriation.
Briefly.co.za gathered that Van Tonder goes on to say that Ramaphosa and Malema are the ones who are in control of the current populist narrative which makes it clear that the government is out to take white-owned land from farmers and give it to black people.
Citizen.co.za reported that Van Tonder advises both leaders to get a translator if they do not understand what he says during the video because he doesn’t speak English.
He goes on to say that he has a farm and has been a cattle farmer for a number of years but being a farmer isn’t always as nice as people in the media make it out to look.
Van Tonder says the government is more than welcome to buy his farm which would allow him to buy a small house at the coast where he can retire, but he says the government must not even think about taking his farm without paying him.
He said he had spoken to his family and made peace with the Lord Almighty and is willing to die to protect his property. Van Tonder said he had made his decision and would not sit idly by if the government tried to seize his land.
Van Tonder said he was exhausted by the current land debate and like many other farmers who he personally knew felt persecuted and like lesser citizens of the country because of the proposed land expropriation policy.
Van Tonder revealed that he was very uncomfortable making a video of himself but because of the seriousness of the issue at hand he was willing to put his personal feelings aside.
The video has been widely liked and shared on Facebook and has attracted many positive comments from fellow social media users.
Some Facebook users have advised van Tonder to edit his privacy settings on the platform in order to protect himself from Malema and Ramaphosa’s supporters who would come after him.
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