South Africa On The Brink Of A Race War

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South Africa is teetering on the brink of a race war after President Jacob Zuma called on parliament to pass a law allowing white-owned land to be "confiscated" by blacks without any form of compensation.

South Africa is teetering on the brink of a race war after President Jacob Zuma called on parliament to pass a law allowing white-owned land to be “confiscated” by blacks without any form of compensation. 

The president’s comments caused outrage among white landowners, with the chairman of a national group for Afrikaans speaking farmers warning the new law will be “a declaration of war.”

We are ready to fight back,” said Andries Breytenbach, the group’s chairman. “We need urgent mediation between us and the government. If this starts, it will turn into a racial war which we want to prevent.”

The Telegraph report: Mr Zuma has lurched from one scandal to another since being elected to office in 2009, and has adopted a more populist tone since his ruling African National Congress (ANC) party suffered its worst election result last August since the end of apartheid in 1994.

The party lost the economic hub of Johannesburg, the capital Pretoria and the coastal city of Port Elizabeth to the moderate Democratic Alliance party, which already held the city of Cape Town.

The ANC is also under pressure from the radical Economic Freedom Fighters, led by Julius Malema.

Mr Malema has been travelling the country urging black South Africans to take back land from white invaders and “Dutch thugs“.

He told parliament this week that his party wanted to “unite black people in South Africa” to expropriate land without compensation.

“People of South Africa, where you see a beautiful land, take it, it belongs to you,” he said. Although progress has been made in transferring property to black South Africans, land ownership is believed to be skewed in favour of whites more than 20 years after the end of apartheid.

The Institute of Race Relations, an independent research body, said that providing a racial breakdown of South Africa’s rural landowners was “almost impossible”.

“In the first place the state owns some 22 per cent of the land in the country, including land in the former homelands, most of which is occupied by black subsistence farmers who have no title and seem unlikely to get it any time soon,” the group said.

“This leaves around 78 per cent of land in private hands, but the race of these private owners is not known.”

Mr Zuma’s comments caused outrage among groups representing Afrikaans speaking farmers on Friday.

The Boer Afrikaner Volksraad, which claims to have 40,000 members, said its members would take land expropriation without compensation as “a declaration of war”.

We are ready to fight back,” said Andries Breytenbach, the group’s chairman. “We need urgent mediation between us and the government. If this starts, it will turn into a racial war which we want to prevent.”

Baxter Dmitry

Baxter Dmitry

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  1. not really the brink.. I was there 5 yrs a go it was well and truly underway then in most big towns and cities.. just that the media wasn’t really reporting it.. guy goes out to fix a truck on the side of the road.. while hes under the truck.. black guy stops and hides his bicycle up the road.. sneaks back to the truck.. doesn’t know the guy is under the truck and has climbed into the undercarriage.. black guy starts robbing shit from the truck.. the guy under the truck (white guy) shoots and kills him… drags his body into the bush and calls the police.. police come out and talk to him..take his gun.. say to him.. come by in seven days and you can have it back,,,shhh mums the word ok.. whiteguy says…shhh.. week later gets the gun back… enough said.. ffs… enough said

    • All of Africa belongs to the black African people. The white people who occupy the African people land should be the ones paying back the black Africans money for all the years they occupied the black African people land. They should also pay them lots of money for all of their people they have murdered and occupied their land. The white Europeans need to go back to Europe.

  2. Zumah did not speak right ,the whites deserve some compensation, Eight er the land go to government and whites lease it out with payments and black do not pay.And whites can partner blacks who will serve as landowners.For a progressive south Africa.But to talk of racial in south Africa on African land is a big joke.

  3. The so-called “race war” (i.e. the global system of Racism/White Supremacy) started centuries ago when White invanders raped, massacred and pillaged literally everywhere they went (which, they still do under the guise of “humanitarian aid”). Yet, now, when the descendants of the indigenous people of SA call for their land back, it’s suddenly a declaration of war? As though there’s ever been a time of peace and prosperity for Blacks in SA.

      • that’s ok, despite your underestimation of the capability of the black people of SA. listen, you obtain the land illegally. who did you compensate for the land you have? you took it by force and sooner or later the black people of SA will have to take it back by force. this is unfortunate but it is an unavoidable reality. nothing else seems to work.

        • Do some research. We have seen the capability of the black people of Africa. Zims and now S A are evidence of it.

          • like I said, whatever you say. the only thing that matters now is to right the wrongs of the past.

        • Actually the whites landed on the south coast before the blacks came down from Bechuanaland so the whites didn’t steel anything.

          • keep telling yourself that. you are in africa, black man’s land, not white peoples land. there were black people there and you killed them off just like you do everywhere you set your foot in this world. your home is europe, not africa. you stole that land and you compensated nobody for it.

          • Go and crawl back under the rock or back into the tree you fell out of

      • We already had a nation until you cancerous parasites came like the cockroaches you are and destroyed everything so you could pillage, rape and plunder.. That’s all your pathetic race of savage Neanderthals are good for. ..

  4. So if your family lived and worked a farm for 200 years, would you let it go just like that or give up ownership to someone who doesnt know how to farm, eating into your profits.? walk onto a farm or on someones property unwelcomed in the US. this aside!

    What they do not teach in history books is that SAs Black population did not originate from South Africa, they came from further north as a split faction from another tribe due to a civil war of sorts etc so they decided to move south and settled a few years after the first settlers from Europe arrived (not very Long). The tribes who were in Cape Town were Khoi San a small coast fairing tribe, SAs Mixed race population sprouted between van Riebeeck and a Khoi San woman.

    When the British decided wooo hoo gold and other types of riches, they wanted to occupy the land just like they had done before in the North but the Boer(farmer) fought back and made it damn hard for them, which resulted in British regions & Boer regions(thats why there are so many different types of buildings in SA). as a result of surmounting losses the british approached the local tribes in the area to side with them in exchange for land and other valuables, case in point the deal was struck with Zumas forefather (Family) this ultimately resulted in the Great Boer war. The farmers fought back against both parties, even though their woman and children were being murdered & raped, farms raised to the ground by the British & local tribesmen alike.and raged on for almost 40yrs.

    Eventually it all died down, some Brits remained but guess what The tribes were not compensated as promised (and are still fighting for it today, everything must be paid by the government, free housing, education, electricity, food & land in comparison to then and now based on images on the internet you will see the same things happening ie history repeating itself.

    So the current situation from stats SA is this

    African – 45 109 900 – 80.7% of population
    Coloured – 4 897 200 – 8.8% of population
    Indian/Asian – 1 386 000 – 2.5% of population
    White – 4 515 800 – 8.1% of population
    So the questions that are begging to be answered is the following:

    South Africa has been actively allowing Squatter rights for many years then …..
    How can a minority of 8.1% own 80% of land?

    Doing the basic sum
    SA size 1.22 million KM X 80% (80% Which whites apparently own total less government owned 20%) divided by the white population equals a sum that every white South African owns 21.61 Square meters of the remaining extent South Africa (rough calculation)

    The same can apply to unemployment, the reason why SAs Black population is destitute is because of the numbers, more people less employment, less money in turn means poor or no education and substantial living standards resulting SA s current situation. Strikes etc the people that do work start work and are off sick the first month for 7 days and so on. if you consider all this, would 45 mill people against 4.5 million people not be equal to genocide? and most of the people that are going on about this racism and protesting were not even born yet so what right do they have to carry on?, or did not experience it like our fathers did or their fathers before them and so on.(Black & white alike)

    If you search google you are bombarded with war heroes and few white guys in between this is subliminal, and based on what was reported on & taught, but no one talks about the Boer heroes do they? Every race is entitled to their heritage no doubt but when one destroys the others heritage (see recent defacing of monuments, buildings etc) without this infrastructure created by the first settlers there would be nothing in South Africa.
    You know what they say, history repeats itself and this time it will not be local people stepping in, it will be other nations and does it not seem as if though Zuma has taken up his forefathers cause.? just look at our crime stats, we live in the rape capital of the world were, if you are a newborn or on your death bed you could get raped, if you defend yourself and shoot the offender you are the one that goes to jail because you cant prove that they were going to kill you, its utterly pathetic even our prisoners get to vote, 3 square meals, free university, internet and ketucky fried chicken from the government. Crime stats link

    With the current situation it is still apartheid with a few differences, it is silent, against whites & disguised as economics and whats best for the majority like BBBEE (No white work force allowed in certain companies) equaling lack of work for whites, specifically white men. There are even whites living in squatter camps now, so it has already started and the list goes on.

    So in my opinion foreigners do not have the right to deliver their opinion against a white regime that was over 20 years ago, a biased one is appreciated, but were you here in the 1800s? i know i wasnt, and being taught one side of the story in schools everywhere, just the apartheid side of monstrosities is wrong to the core and will turn any individual regardless of race against the other.

    And that is that, my opinion has been delivered, so go do your own research & comparisons etc.

  5. its no different there than it is here in Australia… basically they stole the land form the Africans..same as we stole Australia from the Abbos….no big deal…moral to the story.. don’t take a boomerang to a gunfight… we stole this country fair and square… enough said…now shut the fuck up all you doo gooder pissant whiners…. wouldn’t piss on you lot if you were on fire… History is made up of.. conquering foreign lands…that’s how we humans are… deal with it..

    • When the Dutch arrived in South Africa there was virtually no human population at all, save a few free ranging Bushmen, the main African tribal migration was almost 200 years behind the Dutch. The situation is not simular to Austrailia.

  6. we dont own land, the banks do, and unless they have that R30000 per month job to keep the land, small piece of land, the bank will take back. so who really wins?

  7. Race relations does not work and will never work; white people inherently believe that they are genetically superior, intelligent and even more beautiful than the darker races, it is a superiority complex they suffer from; and this was the pretext to justify colonization and slavery, the black south Africans have a right to take back what truly belong to them they have suffered tremendously under the yoke of the apartheid regime. Words cant express some of the horrors that were put in place to sterilize the black population. They way I see it, things will work out better for blacks when they have full control of their own country, governed by their own rules, in love, in kindness, in unity.

    • What idiot world are you living in? You obviously have not been to Africa. Majority of the blacks have not contributed to anything and want everything for nothing. Look at the rest of Africa and you will see nothing but carnage, you really are an idiot.

      • what idiot world do you live in? why do you continue to brag about european culture as it is being systematically destroyed? you are in negative birth to death ratio and unless you breed with the darker races of the world, you are finished. why are you bragging about yourself? you think you invented everything when many things were invented long before you even came in being.

    • You really have no idea. When last did you live there? Do you actually know anything of Africa or just what you feel?

  8. Good let the wars begin. We have to reduce the population and get rid of parasites from all over the world that have more rights than the whites in this land. May be when every one has a job we can get along with out steeling from each other.

  9. Just take a look at Zim right now – they have to give the land back to white farmers. Without them the agricultural side of their economy was destroyed – do we really have to repeat their mistakes?

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