Land Reform Needs an Act as Forceful as War: ANCYL

News 24, June 19, 2012

It is an illusion if South Africans believe they can get their land back peacefully, ANC Youth League deputy president Ronald Lamola said in Durban on Tuesday.

Lamola again called for the expropriation of land without compensation. He said youth unemployment could not be dealt with unless land was expropriated.

“We need an act as forceful as war to bring it back to the Africans.”

He said it was an illusion if South Africans believed they could get their land back peacefully.

South Africa needs a minister of nationalisation, Lamola said.

Such a minister would have a mandate in line with the Freedom Charter, he said in a lecture on economic freedom at the Durban University of Technology.

While policemen had been forced to apologise to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, “corporate South Africa has never been put before the TRC”.

About 100 people protested outside the hall where Lamola was speaking. Lamola’s lecture at the Durban University of Technology started an hour late after journalists initially outnumbered supporters.

As Lamola was being introduced, loud singing could be heard outside the hall. The opposing faction wore T-shirts and displayed posters that read “ANCYL 100% Support for Zuma”.

University security prevented them from entering Mansfield Hall.

Lamola said the ANC leadership had ignored the ANCYL’s autonomy when expelling its former president Julius Malema from the party.

[Editor’s Note: Also on June 19, Afrikaaners staged a protest against violent crime. The next day (today), an elderly white farmer was shot and killed in his home. His wife was also shot, and her condition is unclear.]

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  • newscomments70

    “Reform” is a liberal code word for stealing property  from whites, and then destroying it. 

  • Oil Can Harry

    Also note how the ANC calls for violence against whites.

    Back in the 80s our US media relentlessly vilified the white SA gov’t while lionizing the “peaceful” ANC and their leaders Nelson “Mad Bomber” Mandela and his wife Winnie the Queen of ‘Necklacing’.

  • Afrikaner Genocide

    This is the calm before the storm.

    The ANC’s conference next week will determine what the outcome of all these calls for nationalization and land grabs will be.

    I don’t have much hope left for South Africa. People are talking war. If you have a look at the comments to these articles on etc, you’ll see what I mean.

    And the notion that the ANC and their supporters are afraid that they will be condemned by the international community, which kept most of us thinking that war won’t happen here, have been proved incorrect by the new Malema:

    On 8 June 2012, Lamola told a herd of ANCYL supporters: “We are told that investors are going to be scared away when we speak
    about the economy. Good riddance. South Africans will take over.”

    Zimbabwe, here we come…

    My blog has been going nuts with more than 5000 hits just today. People are scared.

    • Oil Can Harry

      Your blog states the politically incorrect truth. Keep up the good work.