Briefly.co.za asked readers if South Africa should still proceed with land expropriation without compensation, considering how it failed in Zimbabwe. The reaction was quite overwhelming.
The issue of land expropriation without compensation has been a hot topic in recent times.
While the majority seem to be in favour of the reforms, concerns have been expressed in some quarters.
In light of the failed land expropriation that took place in Zimbabwe years ago, Briefly.co.za asked our readers if the South African government should still proceed.
The land reforms in Zimbabwe resulted in bloodshed and the economy suffered massively in the years that followed.
More than 100 readers had their say on the matter.
Mandla Nkosi said, “I still maintain. It takes the worst fool to repeat the mistakes of his neighbour instead of learning from them.”
Mc Dadlin Chikhobwe responded, “So u think you are smarter than Zimbabwe? Kkkkkkk Mara SA people.”
Yaya Zibula responded, “No, it's what Malema wants, he wants to lead us to Zim way.”
Michael Siheke said, “The idea is good but we know how corrupt political parties are, because that's where Zimbabwe got it wrong. It is stupid for anyone to walk into a trap with eyes wide open and its worse when that land will be owned by the state, I mean everything they touch turns into a mess.”
Chrizens Tafirenyika Chigaro commented, “I will quote from the leader of then leader of E Zim opposition leader Morgan Tevangirai,,"If we take all commercial farms nd turn them into subsistence farmers where are we gonna get those who will feed the nation nd generate foreign currency through exports hence keeps the economy going forward???,,,South Africa can go ahead yes with taking land provided they don't disturb commercial farming,,,,the economy will plummet downward quickly like a plane on a Meyday!!!!”
Onder Van Der Merve said, “Yes it should continue advocating for land expropriation without compensation because this is the only sensible remedy to correct the historical injustice.”
Thabo Nkambula said, “People misunderstand the whole thing, we only need the unused land so that we can use it that's all.”
Oreste Boffa said, “Do you really think we will let you take my land for free.”
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