Monday, February 23, 2009

Zim Ruins: Resettle farmers first – SA farmers say

But "David Mangota, the permanent secretary in the Ministry of Justice Legal and Parliamentary Affairs, last week ordered personnel in his ministry to effectively grab farms from the remaining white commercial farmers since they will not have the opportunity to do so after the inclusive government has taken full control."

Yeah. I can see this unity government deal working... Expect the ANC to throw the first billions at the Zim debacle soon. I don't believe for a second when they say they won't. After all, the taxpayer cash-cow..eish, she is fet. And if our regime runs into fiscal constraints, expect Zuma and his alliance of baboons to just print more money. Manuel won't be there after the elections to stop them as the commies and Cosatu have already told the ANC to dump Manuel. When that happens, watch the rand plummet.


The Transvaal Agricultural Union of South Africa (TAU SA) has said it is glad that the Pretoria government has not committed itself to give financial help to Zimbabwe.


“However, we are concerned about the fact that President Kgalema Motlanthe indicated that South Africa has to take the lead in the financial rebuilding of Zimbabwe,” says Ben Marais, president of TAU SA in a statement issued Saturday.

Marais said to just give financial support of R10 billion to Zimbabwe, irrespective if it is donated by South Africa or any other country or global financial institution, will not turn around the economy suddenly.

“The economy of a country can only be repaired and kept healthy, only if sound economical principles are applied, well-founded on economical reality. The one economical reality every country in the world realises, is that it needs a healthy agricultural sector, to provide enough and healthy food for the population. For this, every country needs a good commercial agricultural sector.”

Marais says Zimbabwe once had a very healthy agricultural sector, until the white farmers were chased off their land. The more farmers who were put off their farms, the more rapid the economy was going down the gutter.

“If Zimbabwe would be serious about rebuilding their economy, it has to resettle the banned farmers on their land, and also give them funding to rebuild their farms, so that agriculture once again can play a key role in the Zimbabwean economy. Only on this basis could TAU SA support any funding to Zimbabwe. But until such a resettling plan has been tabled, TAU SA calls on the South African government, as well as any other government in the word, and also on global financial institutions, not to give any financial support to Zimbabwe. Without rebuilding the agricultural sector, any funding of Zimbabwe will have no effect at all,” Mr Marais said.

David Mangota, the permanent secretary in the Ministry of Justice Legal and Parliamentary Affairs, last week ordered personnel in his ministry to effectively grab farms from the remaining white commercial farmers since they will not have the opportunity to do so after the inclusive government has taken full control.

Addressing civil servants among them magistrates and senior police and army officers in Masvingo, Mangota said his ministry had asked president Robert Mugabe to pardon those found guilty of cases of murder committed during the campaign for the June 27 presidential election run-off.

On the land issue Mangota ordered personnel in his ministry to grab land from the remaining white farmers arguing that they will not have the chance to do so when the inclusive government takes full control of government affairs.

“We are saying those of you who have no land should grab it,” said Mangota. “We are giving you until the end of this month to do so.”

A wave of fresh farm occupations is reported to have swept across some parts of Masvingo during the past two weeks.

Some of the farms that have been occupied include Quagga Pen Ranch in Mwenezi, Iris farm owned by Digby Nesbit in Chiredzi, and Chidza farm owned by John Bolland.

5 Opinion(s):

Anonymous said...

"Manuel won't be there after the elections to stop them as the commies and Cosatu have already told the ANC to dump Manuel. When that happens, watch the rand plummet.
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JUST A MATTER OF TIME!

WHITEADDER said...

Zim is a blueprint for South Africa. The coons just can't help
it. Destruction, looting,crime and corruption is all they know.

Anonymous said...

I will hate the liberal White Afrikaner boer that will put his foot in zim, haven't they learn ???????????????? They will go and farm there bring Zim's status back as the leading food exporter then the f#$%ing Kaffers will take it away again !!!! For F#@$#sakes cant the white man learn from his mistakes............

Anonymous said...

mmm... let's see. kick those useless subsistence-level dirt farmers off those large tracts of fallow land that they are unable to manage, explaining to them that the white farmers are coming back to do what they could not.

Yeah, that'll work. Good luck with that.

when saffer taxpayers have to involuntarily start coughing up extra bucks to ensure that those fat kleptocrats can keep keep going on as they have done, something will have to give way.

Anonymous said...

why don't SA farmers go on strike?
destroy their crops.
The government might listen to them then, when their people are starving...