Lamola facing hate speech charges

2012-06-06 13:26

Johannesburg - AfriForum and TAU SA are preparing to lay charges against ANC Youth League deputy president Ronald Lamola over comments he made about land reform, the groups said on Wednesday.

"AfriForum intends to lay charges against Lamola at both the Equality Court and the police in order to ensure that inciting statements of this nature are called to order," the organisation's legal representative Willie Spies said in a statement.

He said Lamola's comments amounted to hate speech and fell within the definitions of incitement to violence.

The Transvaal Agricultural (TAU SA) said it was "disgusted" by Lamola's comments and would file a complaint with the Human Rights Commission.

"TAU SA has instructed its legal team to start with the strongest possible measures against Lamola, the ANC Youth League, the ANC and its president."

We welcome this battle - ANCYL

On Tuesday, Lamola said the Constitution must be changed to allow for the expropriation of land without compensation.

He warned that if white South Africans did not hand land over to poor blacks, there could be land invasions like those that took place in Zimbabwe.

Spies said Lamola specifically referred to, among others, "the Van Tonders and the Van der Merwes on farms" and warned that their safety cannot be guaranteed.

African National Congress Youth League spokesperson Magdalene Moonsamy said the groups needed to be "ready for the fight of their lives".

"We welcome this battle, and we will not retreat. We are adamant that this issue of land cannot be negotiated, and at no point will we back down," she said.

"It is fine if certain structures in Afrikaner society want to lay complaints - we will find and meet them wherever they do so."

  • Greg - 2012-06-06 13:42

    What a sad state of affairs this Country is falling into...

      Ruan - 2012-06-07 17:48


      Sharon - 2012-06-07 18:49

      this court case is going to cost us millions,wouldnt it be cheaper to set up a fund to employ a hitman and every time an empty vessel makes a noise it gets taken out

      Denise - 2012-06-07 20:22

      The ANCYL’s latest village idiot, Ronald Lamola, made himself guilty of the vilest hate speech against whites, threats of violence & theft of their property, intimidation & a declaration of war. Why is he still allowed to walk free? Should he not be in prison? Nobody in the ANC condemned him, so I take it they approve of everything he said... The ANC is spoiling for a race war. Almost daily they spew their hatred in the faces of White South Africans with their hate speech & declarations of war against whites of SA.

      Ruan - 2012-06-08 09:35

      The world is a dangerous place,not because of those who do evil,but because of those who look on and do nothing~Albert Einstein

  • JJ - 2012-06-06 13:44

    Aggg just charge him and let's be done with him. No place in SA for guys like this...blatant racists!! There need to be sustainable and fair ways for land reform to happen, "civil war" isn't going to help anything. I for one will not fight...

      Ruan - 2012-06-07 17:49


      Sharon - 2012-06-07 18:51

      @ ruan - we might as well move to the townships,most of our stuff is already there

      Ruan - 2012-06-08 09:38

      The world is a dangerous place,not because of those who do evil,but because of those who look on and do nothing~Albert Einstein

  • Mark - 2012-06-06 13:45

    What rhetoric do you expect if the mother body cannot lead and guide by example. The utterances are clearly hate speech and why our news networks gives them exposure is beyond me. Instead of tackling burning issues they threaten with civil war. The sooner we accept that colour is a thing of the past, the quicker we can start creating employment, building houses, lower the cost of basic foodstuffs, Attacking corruption, nepotism, despotism and capitalism is far better issues to raise. The mentality of the ANCYL is childish and downright stupid.

  • melania.nel - 2012-06-06 13:47

    We don't need any hateful groups in SA. Take them all to court. Its time they start behaving like true citizens and think of the country as a whole and not just their selfish own wants.

  • jaysonpaul.beckwith - 2012-06-06 13:50

    And the battle of the lap top warriors continue.

      Jacqueline - 2012-06-08 14:23

      @Ruan: Enough with the "copy and paste". Now you are just annoying.

  • James - 2012-06-06 13:50

    I also want a farm that I dont have to pay for. I also want to sit around and do nothing all day. But I am not going to as I need to eat and have money and the only person who will fix that is me...

      Livhuwani - 2012-06-09 09:22

      you are stupid you donot understand the pain that we are feeling as black.when it comes to the issue of land. land was take from us without compensation why do we have to pay them.

  • mkgatla3 - 2012-06-06 13:54

    Waisting of time,theres no case here....!

      arne.verhoef - 2012-06-06 20:29

      You are a racist and an idiot, a very dangerous combination

  • Ryno - 2012-06-06 13:54

    The war, she is coming...sadly, this beautiful country is slowly turning into something that I am not very proud of to be associated with...all because of some dumb idiot(s) and their "we are entitled to" and "we demand" attitude

  • alfredo.jordaan - 2012-06-06 13:54

    I don't condone any kind of violence...But i would love to see this guy get Efed stupid can one be. Civil war is on our doorstep, if i ever doubted this is it!!!

  • Ryan - 2012-06-06 14:02

    Let me let you in on a little secret....The golden rule: HE WHO HAS THE GOLD MAKES THE RULES!!!!! Now scurry back to your shack and go eat pap you insignificant little war warmongering worm. PS gold buys NUCLEAR WEAPONS TOO!

  • nigel.burgess.52 - 2012-06-06 14:02

    I though you militant little gadgets were claiming that farm attacks weren't political. Have you changed your mind or were you lying? Either way you will not gain anything because when you have your stolen farm you will still be crying because you have no equipment or money to run the damn farm. Then you will start crying White Privilege all over again. The story ends a few years later with another African country starving and showing the begging bowl. Are you lot born stupid or do you suffer reverse development from birth?

      Rob - 2012-06-06 14:45

      We need to be patient, 500 years ago South Africa was in the stone age, about 2,000 years or more after most of the world had moved on. Maybe they need another 2,000 years to get some sense!

  • Rob - 2012-06-06 14:03

    I really don't get this land problem. Drive in any direction (except seaward) from a metropolitan area and you very quickly are driving through hundreds of kilometers of land much of it not cultivated. OK so there may be a water issue, but that is surely offset by the massive amount of land held by the state. So what is this all about? Is it simply wanting to steal commercial entities?

      Henry - 2012-06-06 16:20

      Exactly Crit. A better solution too the trouble in RSA is too feed the homeless to the hungry. This will help with social grants,bring down the unemployment rate,and reduce the percentage of south africans with aids(God bless that disease)

  • Alex - 2012-06-06 14:07

    Do you think that Mugabe's land-grab eased the plight of poor Zimbabweans, or made it worse ? Land grab did not alleviate poverty in Zimbabwe and will not do so here. If anarchy descends upon SA, some of us will be able to leave. Until then, we should all pray for a just society.

  • Francina - 2012-06-06 14:08

    Don't worry whites, don't be shaken they are liers they have got just a big mouth. They can't do nothing. If it is true of what they are saying, their leader wouldn't have been expelled. So they don't have powers. They just wish.

      Mike - 2012-06-08 09:19

      @Blackyoungandangry: You keep telling us that don't like whites? ALL whites? Even the charity workers and the healers and the philanthropists? Man, people like you are the biggest problem that this country faces right now.

  • Francina - 2012-06-06 14:22

    They dressed whites, eat whites, sleep whites everything is white but their mouths are bigger than their faces. They sleep in whites's hotels, eat at whites's restaurant, driving cars from whites, banking their money from whites's banks nothing for blacks, getting their salaries from tax from whites's companies, no companies for blacks. All South African are working for the whites and they are surviving. They don't feel it because they don't know what is happening down there because they are thieves on top there stealing tax from the whites.

      Busisiwe 'Bucie-boo' Sibiya - 2012-06-06 14:37

      wow, and this is how we try to stop racism by using ancient measures. nothing belongs to whites and nothing belongs to blacks. if we want to stop this racism thing we just have to stop bad mouthing each other#just grow up

      Andrew - 2012-06-06 17:13

      I really wish we could make a long line of racist south africans and place a tattoo on their heads and then place them in a ring where they can kill each other. Then the rest of us can go on living peacefully.

      Andrewbr1959 - 2012-06-06 18:01

      Eh! @Sifiso, as I posted earlier, show me anything a black can claim to have invented or contributed to, even the computer, software and the internet access, you internet warriors seem to like mouthing off on. Why don't you pack up and go and look after the cattle now like a good little herdsman.

      Azande - 2012-06-08 04:27

      @Francina, I do not condone the ANCYL violence inciting comments. I however have to point out to you that it is this very reason that poor blacks are becoming edgy and intolerant, "everything belonging to whites" after 18 years of liberation. I do acknowledge that the land redistribution issue is made difficult by the current incompetent government but we have to be aware that this land subject is going to disorientate our plan for peace and harmony, that’s the unfortunate part, simply because our current ANC leadership is spineless and useless. @Andrew, blacks invented "Ubuntu" a paramount phenomenon to love, peace and harmony. Can I list some others...

  • adrian.strydom - 2012-06-06 14:24

    Little Black boy asks his dad, "Dad, what's democracy?" "Well, son, that's when whites work and we get all the benefits from it!" "But dad, aren't the white people pissed off about it?" "Sure they are, but that's called 'racism'

      schalk.mattheys - 2012-06-06 14:35

      Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote!” Franklin, Benjamin

  • Tracey - 2012-06-06 14:38

    The sad reality is that the comments made by many of you are no different to that of the youth league. It simply means that they have stirred issues of anger that white and black people have towards each other. Black people need to ask the leaders of this country why they sold at Codesa negotiations. Agreements were reached on the land issue for those of you who do not know.your leaders settled for political freedom,only they know how they intended delivering to their constituencies. As a young black south african think twice the next time you quick to say you will die for a leader.white south africans should stopping complaining because you are still priviledged in this country. Black people also suffer all the injustices you like to howl about. I am happy that we can openly admit our hatred for one another,the pretences of a rainbow nation are shattered everyday. The reality is that we live in a world where poverty has no colour.we are all screwed by the system and they use race issues to distract us all from whats happening continue to hate each other why they plunder the country

      James - 2012-06-06 14:43

      Care to elaborate on why you feel white South Africans are supposedly still privledged?

      Tax - 2012-06-06 14:59

      How are whites privileged you moronic bimbo?

      Stille - 2012-06-06 15:39

      Allow me to retort. FU. Thanks for all the fish......

  • Jakes - 2012-06-06 14:46

    Mr Lamola 1. There are enough farms available for all of you. The ones taken previously. All lying bare. I will take you for a drive to the Marico area and Limpopo and show you. I will also help you to start by introducing you to the right people in the dept of Agriculture. 2. Do you remember what happend to the Zim exhange rate and rate of inflation? Do you want it here? 3. What will happen to the mines after nationalisation? The state will not be able to finance the losses and the mines will become wholes in the ground. Assets sold for scrap. The ANC motto - "Together we can make it work better" - Rather concentrate on that. We will help. We would love to love you and to make it work better. !!

      Nicolaas - 2012-06-07 05:08

      @Jakes, help, you still want to help these idiots! I will help too, killing the scum!

  • Maria - 2012-06-06 14:47

    Oh my God - there we go again - I thought because Julius Malema is gone we gonna have peace - Magdalene - "groups to be ready for the fight of their lives" which groups?? - I've read all the comments here - not even one Indian has commented -Don't come with your nonsense here - kahle kahle wena UYABASA. "people as for me alone - I've heard enough of this hatred/fighting because at the end of the day these people are sitting in posh offices/homes/hotels and here we are fighting each other - let's open our eyes for the sake of our Families - its you and me that are getting killed or raped everyday.

  • gareth.jones.7771 - 2012-06-06 14:48

    And just 2 or 3 months after Genocide Watch knocked us back down to stage 5 on their scale.

  • Pixie86 - 2012-06-06 15:01

    this reminds me of primary school when your fellow learner would say or do something and you'd run to the teacher to tell on them. Why are we so sensitive?

      Elizabeth Venter - 2012-06-06 15:03

      are y stupid? hw can u compare this to primary school? do u realize the ancyl is threatening the afrikaaners lives! wake up u moron!

      Pixie86 - 2012-06-06 15:50

      well seeing as i'm not dumb enough to suddenly pick up a gun or an axe to go murder people just coz some fool wants me too, i'd say you're the moron.

      Pixie86 - 2012-06-06 15:51

      well seeing as i'm not dumb enough to suddenly pick up a gun or an axe to go murder people just coz some fool wants me to, i'd say you're the moron.

      Pixie86 - 2012-06-06 15:51

      well seeing as i'm not dumb enough to suddenly pick up a gun or an axe to go murder people just coz some fool wants me to, i'd say you're the moron.

      Andrewbr1959 - 2012-06-06 18:10

      you must be dumb enough to reply three times in a row with exactly the same diatribe (look it up) Moron!!!!!!!!!

      werner.pretorius.12 - 2012-06-07 19:39

      I did not read in the papers about 1000 primary school learners been killed. But I have read that about the farmers!!

  • - 2012-06-06 15:17

    May justice and yes the constitution he so badly wants to change prevail.

  • Nyiks11 - 2012-06-06 15:22

    Enough with this bring-it-on war talk ladies and gents , there are so many people out there with fingers on the trigger just waiting for an opportune moment to pull it . I hear people say the rest of the world won't stand by and watch if civil war breaks out , it happenned right next door in ZIM

      gareth.jones.7771 - 2012-06-06 15:26

      Look what happened next door in Zim after, you can't seriously want that?

      Nyiks11 - 2012-06-06 15:32

      @Gareth , hence I say we cannot afford to go the land grab route let alone allow war to break out . . there will be no referee this time around for SA , the rest of the world is gatvol with our neverending kaak

      gareth.jones.7771 - 2012-06-06 15:34

      Ah apologies, I added a comma when I read it, my mistake!

      Koos - 2012-06-06 15:35

      Yes Mgayi, I agree. The rest of the world will do nothing. When it happens the only recourse will be to do as much "efficient" damage as possible as affective as possible in as little time as possible. @gareth.jones.7771: It's not so much a wanting it but more in the region of knowing it is inevitable.

  • Andre - 2012-06-06 15:32

    And why is the ANC so silent on this, or are they supporting the Useless League in their strategy?

      Koos - 2012-06-06 15:42

      By now you should know that the ANC uses the YL and it’s pawns to test out strategies and possible future policy.

      Sharon - 2012-06-07 18:57

      they are writing the youth leagues speeches,and when things get too hot they suspend the mouthpiece,havnt you guys figured this out yet

  • fhedzani.sadiki - 2012-06-06 15:35

    Say we get the land from the whitemen. What then? What do we do with it? Another thing, and I know I will get a lot of abuse for this one, most land today was not stolen. It was bought, with money, some of the land is still owned by the banks...\r\n\r\nI can tell you right now, most black people don't want to be commercial farmers. If we start dishing out land we will create another RDP houses fiasco. Where houses are given to people who \need\ them only to sell them.

      James - 2012-06-06 15:41

      Ja, you hit the nail on the head here, most land is probably owned by the banks anyway!

      Nyiks11 - 2012-06-06 16:14

      You got a point son

      Fhedzani Sadiki - 2012-06-06 16:18

      what they don't realise is that they are messing with our food security...

      Louis - 2012-06-06 16:40

      You're a 100% correct, however what you're missing is that the ANCYL is not attempting to help anyone with this policy, even though they might say so. Their full motivation is to take things away from whites - they do not care about the repercussions. It takes people with your understanding to change this country for the better. Thank you in any case for making a sensible comment.

  • Lourenzo - 2012-06-06 15:54

    You can take Julius out of the ANCYL but you cant take the ANCYL out of Julius.

  • Njongo N-jay Nzila Mvabenyathi - 2012-06-06 15:56

    oh boy, can't we js all get along? some of us r actually tryn to build a better future 4 our kids. so please js cut the name calling and some things are just better off ignored (ancyl) nd all the horrible comments made here. i hope in the next few years our children will b way matured than we are.

  • Nyiks11 - 2012-06-06 15:56

    Government has failed to close the racial divide in commercial farming , it is now partially up to the experienced and enthusiastic white farmers to voluntarily mentor new black farmers and share their land where possible . I don't have a much better solution than this , but keeping the majority of the farming land in the hands of the minority for another 18 years or more will result in more and more farm murders among others

      James - 2012-06-06 15:58

      And less and less food production and more and more imports, everything comes at a price...Once again though, the majority of the land is not in the hands of the minority....

      Nyiks11 - 2012-06-06 16:09

      well , while mine is not necessarily the best solution at least it would be one step in the right direction in bridging the economic divide without the loss of land or life

      richard.hipkin - 2012-06-06 16:43

      Farm murders are not race based, they because the farmers are remote and have money and guns.. Thre are PLENTY of white farmers assisting black emerging farmers already.

      Andrew - 2012-06-06 16:56

      The government should be mentoring new farmers and who ever gets the best marks gets a fully equipped farm to work. Take out the books any person willing to farm.

  • Tolo - 2012-06-06 16:10

    Lamola must take poor blacks out of this...I m poor and black but I dnt want a stole gOods. To take things dat is not yours dat is wrong much worse by force....anyway that what SA wanna be like zim....

  • Tolo - 2012-06-06 16:10

    Lamola must take poor blacks out of this...I m poor and black but I dnt want a stole gOods. To take things dat is not yours dat is wrong much worse by force....anyway that what SA wanna be like zim....

  • colin.langley - 2012-06-06 16:20

    Why do they want to do land grabs on perfectly functioning farms? I don't understand their mentality! The government owns loads and loads of land! Why not allocate this land to the masses? What's the agenda here? Do you want a farm that is functioning and then destroy it because you don't have any experience or are you too lazy to start from scratch? I think you are too damn lazy!

  • Vlad - 2012-06-06 16:27

    I think before taking such a position all leaders must check there mentall helth....Here we have .......oops -you may see everything from the picture...

  • mapudieric.morakiwamachacha - 2012-06-06 16:29

    news24 bloggers: do u serious want a war or u jst doing de talk? Do u whites nd blacks serious hate one another so much? Do u seriously wish for one another a death? Wud u serious gun down one another should a war break?

      Andrew - 2012-06-06 16:42

      I know many people who have gone through war and won't utter a single word of it. Killing a person kills your soul. Flash backs of that moment will live with you forever. I don't believe anyone sitting in their offices actually believe that. I would like to take the the two people who blab their mouths off the most, one from the white side and one from the black side, then put them in the same room and video it. I bet there wouldn't be the same words. Courage behind a keyboard

      richard.hipkin - 2012-06-06 16:45

      Don't take these people on here seriously, they bored admin clerks...

      Charnelle - 2012-06-06 20:01

      @Mapudieric, I truely believe that all these people who are warmongering on this site have not had the real disadvantage of actually seeing a civil war and the damage it does. Its mostly the younger white and black men crying for war. This I find sad, as it wont be just them who suffer, I do however believe that these land grabs, if they do happen will have dire consequences.

  • Francois - 2012-06-06 16:36

    ill be waiting at mr van tonders farm with a loaded shotgun and pack of dogs....

  • Andrew - 2012-06-06 16:37

    There's not a day that goes by we're I don't think about how I can help my country and help poorer south Africans. I employ staff and try to teach them constantly to better them selves, therefore increasing their salaries and giving them the knowledge they require to create their own business one day. However I'll close down pretty quickly if I have any sense that there's going to be a war against me and my familie. Now if I think that way, times that by 10000 business's. Nice pact to the country.

      Yamkela - 2012-06-07 08:08

      Human beings like you deserves better not all white are the same. Just keep up the good work

  • Andrewbr1959 - 2012-06-06 16:51

    Hay Lamola and Moonsamy, bring it on. There are many of us that are ready to fight too, and put wankers like you down for good. And it will be for good this time, never again allowing you to rule any country again. You seem to forget who conquered this country way back when, and then the Battle of Blood River and so on, many more examples can be supplied for your stupid pea brain. You want a war you'll get one. I am ex military special ops pal, and I would love to grease you loud mouth, backward, uneducated savages. And my eye is still good, with a good sniper rifle I'll take you out beyond a kilometre you prick. Challenge us you morons because you'll be sorry for what you wish for. As my threat above is real, it will be more than a complaint. Let's rumble and roll.

      ayanda.sithole2 - 2012-06-06 17:52

      u sound very stupid for an educated person, its people like u n da current ANCYL dat south Africa can do without, we don't need war instead we need a solution to resolve da land issue one way or another so yours wont take u anyway, ofcouse your four fathers conquered us but that does not mean it will happen again. keep that in mind...

  • Andrew - 2012-06-06 17:01

    A survey the other day showed that south African youth's biggest concern was education and work. I don't remember anyone saying anything about the youth wanting war. Priorities YOUTH league.

  • Andrew - 2012-06-06 17:26

    Amazing. 189 comments and about 10 are making sense. None of you actually read a comment and then just shoot your mouth off if someone is the opposite colour. How do you expect respect when you can't give any respect. Be productive with the brains you were given. Look forward to the thumbs down.

  • ro.jhb.1 - 2012-06-06 17:47

    Sadly 4.5m whites are running away neither are 45m blacks. So we may as well enjoy each other otherwise its going to be a very long and unpleasant experience. To the ANCYL brains - be careful what you wish for as sometimes you get it and frankly 4.5m unhappy people with something to loose always trump your band of 1000 with nothing to loose.

      Andrewbr1959 - 2012-06-06 19:23

      Hey ro, your stats on the black population a little inaccurate, only 40 million, as of the last census 2011. And if you add in the Indian and Coloured that also stand to lose plenty, then the numbers in our favour go up to over 10 million. Plus the middle class black people that have educated thmeselves and done well, with nice property, a car, kids going to a good school etc, they will also stand and fight to protect that. Good old fashioned law of economics, then the odds change even further. Some famous Greek that slip my mind said the word will always win over the sword, or something in those words. So you are correct, those that stand to lose something have a greater ace in hand.

  • - 2012-06-06 18:30

    You see this is what happens if the gardener becomes some political hot shot- I was looking at this "Lamola " character the other day on tv talking about the van tonders and van der merwes and he really reminded me of one of the people who worked in my garden before. Now i want to know how does someone like this start making nonsense at a level that can cause a war in this country? Lamola go finish the garden and leave the real politics to people who know what they doing

  • ernest.nzukiso - 2012-06-06 19:02

    if someone know south africa very well must just relax and continue his daily duties because thi country will never be at war rather is becoming civilized day by day and illiterata is diminishing

      hongaar.kleinhans - 2012-06-08 11:07

      hey bro.....i certainly hope there are plenty more of your kind who actually CAN think like u do.I wish you would go around to educate more people to do so.

  • raychauke - 2012-06-06 19:28

    Let AfriForum take people of South Africa to court because we aldo want them to produce the papers from our aftican kings that prooves that they Van der Merwes have gotten this land through which courts?...we all need the land including my young boy needs the land too,,not fogeting you my Facebook friends you need it. And don't ask question of what do we want to do with land...

      Zahir - 2012-06-07 18:53

      U dream if u think there is money in farms the bank gives loans if u have no experience too farm where do u get money to run it and pay for elec water seeds etc

      Anne-Marie - 2012-06-07 23:13

      Send your child to school, teach him to work hard and pay his way and hey presto he can BUY anything he wants. Why do I doubt that you will do this, instead preferring to teach him to use history, protests and brute force to try to get everything free. And so the cycle continues... Another person who thinks the world owes them.

  • ntsakopatrick.m.goldenboy - 2012-06-06 19:42

    From my personal point of view this afriforum and tau SA are the ghost of apartheid and some sort of anti-democracy agency,recently jacob zuma was drawn with genitals out they never commented nor shown any reaction to this,this time just an utturance from lamola they are making noise,l mostly know lamola for being a disciple of the clown julius malema but this time he made an audible comment which is a affirmative reflection of a views and ambition of the most south african,come on afriforun accept reality and change,the time for apartheid injustice is over we are in the democratic s.african

      hongaar.kleinhans - 2012-06-08 11:20

      heita my sound like a educated gentleman,so why don,t you suggest to your fellow bras they should first contemplate exactly what they CAN do with farmland after they grabbed it.It is clear for any thinking person that the very people who should benefit from this will inevetably starve even more ...for obvious reasons. Have a good day bro

  • red.anger.37 - 2012-06-06 20:51

    If and when the land grabs begin, it will be nothing like Zim but will be a thousand times worse! Not only will this country fall into absolute chaos and anarchy but a domino effect will sweep through Africa. I know for a fact (I am an eye witness) that when Zim started it's land grab policy their food supply became non existent. Guess where the food came from to feed Zim? Yes, you guessed it, South Africa! And Guess who where the people that supplied that food? Correct again, the South African Boer/Farmer! I lived in that little Freestate town called "Parys" for a few years during the implementation of the Zim land grab policy and witnessed hundreds of trucks with Zim plates each and every day for ( best I can remember) passing through the town for around 3 years or so, heading north carrying maize and other staple food products! If It was not for the South African Farmer/Boer the Dung hole called Zimbabwe would have completely failed and mass starvation would have occurred!Now many fools think Zimbabwe actually pulled this foolish move off because they are still a sovereign state that seems to be holding together, even though just! Thanks to the power house of Africa and the only pillar holding the continent steady called South Africa,this was possible, but really only because of the South African farmer/Boer!I have a certain amount of anger at the Boers and Farmers that supplied these foods to the Criminal Mugabe's Zimbabwe as they should have left them to be an example ..

  • red.anger.37 - 2012-06-06 20:51

    So now I am all for the land grabs in South Africa! It will prove the absolute foolishness of this government and every other African government! Yes, we will all suffer horribly, there will be war, famine and mass disease and a lot more death. We are the only true bread basket and economic pillar of the continent. The World and the lame UN will not be able to help, as the developed countries (the West but don't exclude the East) are having severe economic ailments that will not heal, on top of that their own food security is beginning to be threatened due to climate change! Where do these fools that are calling for land grabs think the food will come from? When I hear of this policy picking up speed and getting louder each day it brings a smile to my face, since the majority are people that live in over crowded townships! I think cannibalism will return to this continent at lightning speed and with a vengeance! This land grab policy will be implemented at some stage, and when it does it will be the demise of the entire continents inhabitants and falling of many governments! can't wait!!!!

  • anthony.manesa - 2012-06-07 02:33

    so sorry to see that we are waking up in America .just like we brought apartheid down we will do sanctions against the a.n.c and the black racists commies including Malema .whites must fight back and kill them and organized as a team or do kibbutz style like in Israel. remember we in america will bring your country down with sanctions.what u Malema and others need to educate your people a good minimum wage ,and work 2gether .the Chinese will not help to build your country ,they rape and take your resources. so wake up ...and leave the farmers the boere alone ....WORRY ABOUT THE CRIME GANGS WAR DRUGS AND AIDS .AND MAYBE AN INVASION ..FROM ANOTHER COUNTRY .

  • jacyjays.letsoalo - 2012-06-07 07:37

    This bunch of Youth League Leaders are purporting war and talking rubish. The Youth League must focus on Youth Development not their self interest. The reason there were CODESA talks were to avert war so that people may talk free, but Ronald Lamola is now becoming a nuisance more than Julius. \r\nThe reason why most african countries still suffer it is because of war. A word of advice Ronald; if u want war, go to a fort and fight ur battle alone, there are far too many things we need to 'fight' for and one is for u to be educated in communication not that rubbish u are mentioning.\r\n\r\nLand is not part of the problem, the reason we blacks are suffering is because of blame and lack of self reliance. However, it is people like you who will take this country to the guTters.

      hongaar.kleinhans - 2012-06-08 11:33

      HALLELUJA my friend....God bless those with savvy like yours!!! Jacyjays for president...VIVA

  • refiloe.shikwambana - 2012-06-07 13:14

    and u had to wear that orange jersy just like ur surname orange/lamola. ai! boring i miss

  • Freedom - 2012-06-07 13:48

    Politicians fighting is worse than the cape flats gang violence, casualities with the gangs are 2-3 but with the politicians its the whole country. I have made you my mind.. carry a weapon so if the crap hits the fan hurt first before hurten.

  • Alf - 2012-06-07 16:37

    What is in it for this Moonsamy woman? Has she maybe got some family members or family owned companies who want to buy up farms?