South Africa Moves to Take Away Land from White Farmers

Supporters of South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) react to an address by newly-elected ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa on February 12 © RODGER BOSCH / AFP
Supporters of South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) react to an address by newly-elected ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa on February 12 © RODGER BOSCH / AFP

South Africa’s president says the ruling African National Congress (ANC) will push ahead with plans for the expropriation of land from white farmers, without compensation.

Cyril Ramaphosa says the ANC will try to amend the Constitution with the support of the left-wing Economic Freedom Fighters.

The issue of land ownership is one of the most contentious in South Africa.

Concerned voices point to the case study of neighbouring Zimbabwe, where the economy collapsed after land reform was carried out.

SOURCE: Nadim Baba
Al Jazeera