ANC’s land expropriation stand equals theft – AfriForum

Civil rights watchdog AfriForum says that the African National Congress’s decision to amend South Africa’s Constitution to allow expropriation without compensation boils down to a decision to commit theft and to place the country on the same road of destruction that Zimbabwe followed in its violation of property rights. AfriForum CEO Kallie Kriel said that respect of property is the cornerstone of a successful economy. “Countries that violate property rights are characterised by unemployment, poverty and economical decline. The ANC’s decision to violate property rights will therefore be to the detriment of everyone in the country, except the small group of elites who will benefit from the ANC’s plan,” Kriel noted.