The South African government is believed to have seized at least two farms owned by white South Africans after those farmers refused a government offer of one-tenth their land’s value, beginning what experts believe to be a country-wide “expropriation” of white-owned land.
According to reports, the South African government offered to buy land from two white farmers in the country’s northern region of Limpopo. After the two farmers quoted their price (around $18 million) the government came back with offers one-tenth of asking, a mere $1.8 million. When the farmers refused the offer, the government issued a summons, evicting the farmers from their land.
An award-winning South African winemaker foresees a potential catastrophe as government steers the country from socialism to a communistic failed state.
Josef Dreyer of Raka Wines addressed the developing land expropriation process and the danger South Africa faces if it further cripples private industry and entrepreneurs who are barely propping up a populace heavily dependent on tax dollars being contributed by a precious few.
“We are one of the countries with a wide gap between the rich and the poor, where 13 percent of the South African population of 56 million people are the ones paying income taxes,” Dreyer said in his interview with RT. “Yes, 13 percent make the country run. 18 million of the 56 million is reliant on social grants, and unemployment is at 37.5 percent, so yes it is much easier to hand out land as the money is drying up.”