By Julio Rosas – Re-Blogged From Independent Journal Review
In a vote on Tuesday, the South African Parliament overwhelmingly approved a measure that will remove white landowners from their property without compensation.
The Daily Mail reports the measure passed with 241 votes for and 83 against. The proposal was brought forward by Julius Malema — the leader of a radical Marxist party, the Economic Freedom Fighters — because it was shown white farmers control 73 percent of arable land.
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“The time for reconciliation is over; now is the time for justice,” Malema told Parliament. “It is about our dignity. We do not seek revenge… all that our people ever wanted is their land to which their dignity is rooted and founded.”
“Every land in South Africa should be expropriated without compensation and it will be under the state,” he said, according to News 24. “The state should be the custodian of the land.”
The rural affairs minister for the ruling African National Congress party said it “unequivocally supports the principle of land expropriation without compensation.”
In 2016, Malema made headlines when he told supporters how he was “not calling for the slaughter of white people‚ at least for now,” according to news.com.au.
The vote will be considered by the Constitutional Review Committee and will get back to Parliament by August 30.