British MP wants UK to intervene in South Africa's land reform process

British MP wants UK to intervene in South Africa's land reform process

- Janice Atkinson wrote a letter to British Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson about South Africa's decision to implement land expropriation without compensation

- She questioned how the decision would impact on South Africa's economy

- Her letter has resulted in anger from South Africans on Twitter

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Janice Atkinson‚ a member of the European Parliament has written to British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson‚ requesting him to mediate with South African officials following the National Assembly's passing of a motion to investigate land expropriation without compensation.

Atkinson, who represents the right-wing and pro-Brexit Europe of Nations and Freedom Group - the smallest party represented in the European Parliament - wrote the letter on February 27.

She said she was a regular visitor to South Africa‚ and had followed the country's "troubled history for years."

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Briefly.co.za gathered Atkinson questioned how land expropriation without compensation could be done without harming food security‚ economic growth and radical economic transformation.

"I fail to see how this can be implemented to safeguard the above and also to avoid more farm raids‚ torture and murders‚ which is already happening."

She also mentioned that Julius Malema was a problem in South African politics.

"Malema is a dangerous individual who encourages farm terror and murder‚" she wrote.

"Boris‚ South Africa is on the brink of becoming another Zimbabwe. Indeed‚ South African parliamentarian Dr Corne Mulder - an architect of the current South African Constitution - fears that leading up to and after the May 2019 general election‚ that South African (sic) could slip into a Rwandan situation‚ bypassing the Zimbabwe analogy altogether‚" she added.

Atkinson said that the British government has "a duty" to South Africa.

"Our cultural links‚ trading partnership and as a Commonwealth member‚ it is our duty to step in and mediate. For far too long‚ the hard left of the ANC has been taking control‚ their policies shaped by the EFF because they are losing votes to the EFF's rhetoric of hate‚ divisive racism and a promise to under-educated South Africans that all will be well if they just take the white people's farms and businesses‚" she concluded.

Meanwhile, South Africans on Twitter have expressed their outrage at what they see as an unnecessary interference by Britain.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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