Cyril Ramaphosa Donald Trump

South Africa has temporarily withdrawn an expropriations bill to seize land from white farmers after U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted that he asked Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to look into reports of widespread murders of white farmers in the motherland.

President Cyril Ramaphosa ordered the forcible evictions of farmers who refused to give up their land to make reparations to South African citizens.

Ramaphosa targeted 130 farms and allowed the courts to determine what would be a "just and equitable" compensation to the farmers.

In some instances, farmers who resisted were massacred. In other cases, farmers were given nothing in exchange for their farmland.

On Aug. 22, President Trump tweeted:

"I have asked Secretary of State @SecPompeo to closely study the South Africa land and farm seizures and expropriations and the large scale killing of farmers. “South African Government is now seizing land from white farmers.” @TuckerCarlson @FoxNews".

Some lawmakers in the Democratic Alliance (DA) party, along with agricultural economists, worry the land seizures could harm South Africa's economy similar to what happened in Zimbabwe after former dictator Robert Mugabe ordered land seized from 4,000 white farmers.

A record number of farms in South Africa have been put up for sale.

  • Bashi22

    America was so silent when white thieves was stealing land and enslaving South African in their own country

  • What???

    All the black farmers would do is sell the land after taking the land and buy expensive cars. South Africa would starve and be in a famine because all those corrupt negroes want fast money and big houses not to farm and build the country's infrastructure. They don't even want to KNOW about the SCIENCE of AGRICULTURE. Niggaz are niggaz EVERYWHERE and this comes from a Negro.

  • Soda

    In some instances, farmers who resisted were massacred. In other cases, farmers were given nothing in exchange for their farmland.
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    Oh, my! Who on Earth did they get these ideas from?! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3ad93728b7b175fcc6898ac67f1ad939478a4b944b6780fabe7ef10e210e5299.gif How white people seize occupied territory.

  • JV

    This is, uh, pretty misleading. Per Reuters:

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    “The bill in its current form would need to be re-considered in light of the process of reviewing Section 25 of the constitution for the expropriation of land without compensation,” Nonceba Mhlauli, a spokeswoman for the ANC’s chief whip, said.

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    Note "expropriation of land without compensation". The intial bill was meant to, again from Reuters, "enable the state to PAY [emphasis mine] for land at a value determined by a government adjudicator and then expropriate it for the 'public interest' ”. So they revoked the original bill because their gov't doesn't want to *pay* for the land -- they just want to *take* it. If this has anything to do with Trump's tweet, it's just a signal that they're doubling down.

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-safrica-land/south-africa-withdraws-land-expropriation-bill-passed-in-2016-idUSKCN1LD1O3

  • Dun Dilly

    If that's ALL it took for the S.AFrican Gov't to withdraw the bill was a tweet threat from Trump/SugeKnight .....THEN they weren't ABOUT THAT REVOLUTION LIFE to begin with.

  • sunni_daze

    I don't belive him. I think he lying to Trump like Trump been lying to us, that HBO special was real and those SA's were not playing.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Folks is straight up sick of Trump ... Ugh

  • Renee26

    Boooo!!!! Stick to your guns...do not allow Dump to intimidate you

  • Renee26

    Ok

  • Renee26

    That part

  • TriniHarlem

    Not the full story and I just watched him going in on Trump the other day.

  • jason rite

    Punk mothafukkkas!!!
    No wonder these cave ,Neanderthal ,demons kidnapped us into slvry.
    No fight and no balls!!!!

  • jason rite

    shut da f!ck up Neanderthal and go back to them caves.The blk Moors taught you how to farm!!!

  • J2PC

    He probably threaten S. Africa with military invasion (war). Perhaps, the leader needs to cool it & wait for the next administration to do right by Blacks in South Africa.

  • Renee26

    He threatened something that deala with money for sure...he won't go to war over there though. He doesn't care that much

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    "A record number of farms in South Africa have been put up for sale."
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    Good.They've made enough money off that stolen land all these many decades. Let them sell their farms back to black SouthAfricans and go back to Europe now. Bye.

  • What???

    The black Moors were mathematical geniuses and had the most brilliant scientific and architectural minds. They were also immoral, brutal, rapists and enslavers. Two things can exist at the same time jackass and Africans haven’t been shit and have been some of the most despicable human beings since ancient Egypt fell. You write like a child who hooked up with one of those hotep cults because you need some identity. Keep searching but Africa is not exempt from karma it has to pay for the evil it started before a white man ever came around.

  • Ryan

    Thank you. The headline was very misleading, if anything an outright lie.

  • hottlanta

    This is just as fake as that clown show phone call about a deal with mexico he did yesterday. The whole world saw that mess. Since black employment is so high l still wanna know how much of the tarriff billion dollar welfare fund r the black farmers gonna get. No one seems 2 answer my question.

  • Lucky8

    Truth lol

  • Evillene

    Forced taking is always problematic. Let the white farmers keep the land and continue to operate the farms and tax the sh*t out of them. Give the additional tax revenue to assist blacks in purchasing and cultivating farmland. Or is that impractical?

  • Waya Hedia

    Tax them for what? They're gonna leave at some point anyway. No reason to stay in a country that is devolving into a shithole.

  • Waya Hedia

    Buillshit. Many of them created their farms from land that was empty and desolate. But yeah.. there is no reason for them to stay in that dump anyway.

  • Waya Hedia

    When were you a slave?

    Most slaves were sold to slavers by blacks.

  • Waya Hedia

    folks is?

  • Waya Hedia

    ha.. NO HBO special is real. Never.

  • Waya Hedia

    The headline only states that it was after Trump's tweet. It doesn't state why they withdrew the bill. So, no.

  • Waya Hedia

    OK, and when was that?

  • Jamal Warner

    You are right "forced taking away" was problematic when the white supremacist did it. Yet, no one seem to have that much of a concern when they did it. All of a sudden it's problematic when the melaninated people want what is rightfully there land.

  • Jamal Warner

    If it is devolving it's because of the white supremacist. The people who have mistreated people based on race is the white supremacist. The people in Africa survived thousands of years before any one labeled a European even step foot in the continent.

  • Jamal Warner

    Sell what? You can only sell what is rightfully your own property. The land should be taken without compensation as it was initially taken.

  • Jamal Warner

    No, they created farms because melaninated people were not allowed access to their own resources. The land and resources is maldistributed due to people race. Now the land is a dump since melaninated people want their land back. Go figure!

  • Jamal Warner

    That is not true. That is misinformation that is told by white supremacist and coons.

  • Jamal Warner

    The entire time people labeled European came into the continent.

  • ZZZ

    Newsweek...."The South African government quickly dismissed Trump’s assertion, describing the tweet as a “narrow perception which only seeks to divide our nation and reminds us of our colonial past.”

  • Waya Hedia

    So... Jamal is delusional.

  • Waya Hedia

    So.. Jamal is twisted and confused.

  • Waya Hedia

    SA is devolving because the blacks that live there are fucking up royally the same way they do here in America and blaming it on everyone else.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crime_in_South_Africa

    The normalisation of violence. Violence comes to be seen as a
    necessary and justified means of resolving conflict, and males believe
    that coercive sexual behaviour against women is legitimate.

    The reliance on a criminal justice system that is mired in many issues, including inefficiency and corruption.

    A subculture of violence and criminality, ranging from individual
    criminals who rape or rob to informal groups or more formalised gangs.
    Those involved in the subculture are engaged in criminal careers[1]
    and commonly use firearms, with the exception of Cape Town where knife
    violence is more prevalent. Credibility within this subculture is
    related to the readiness to resort to extreme violence.

    The vulnerability of young people linked to inadequate child rearing
    and poor youth socialisation. As a result of poverty, unstable living
    arrangements and being brought up with inconsistent and uncaring
    parenting,[1] some South African children are exposed to risk factors which enhance the chances that they will become involved in criminality and violence.

    The high levels of inequality, poverty, unemployment, social exclusion and marginalisation.

  • Waya Hedia

    And America existed for that 'entire time'?

  • Waya Hedia

    Newsweek was sold once for $1 and are teetering on bankruptcy at the moment. Quoting them is worth zero.

  • Jamal Warner

    No, America has been around during the colonization and enslavement of people from the African continent. This is readily available information which you can google it. Go figure!

  • Jamal Warner

    You actually acknowledged white supremacy without even noticing it. "The high levels of inequality, poverty, unemployment, social exclusion and marginalization. I will add due to white supremacy.

  • Jamal Warner

    What part of my post is not true? Explain.

  • Jamal Warner

    No. It is fact. This is a lie told by white supremacist to justify subjugating people based on race.

  • Waya Hedia

    of course Jamal. And the Earth is indeed flat.

  • Waya Hedia

    No, it's due to their own failures.

  • Waya Hedia

    America has only 'been around' since the 1600s.

  • Waya Hedia

    Who was there before the Dutch came?

    Were they using their resources then? If so, how is it the Dutch accomplished what they were unable to?

    If someone came in an purchased land in SA, how exactly was it 'maldistributed'.

    I think you're assuming there was some mass incursion into SA, a completely functional and civilized, prosperous, productive , trading country by white pirates and no land or immigration was anything other than a violent oppressive takeover.

  • Jamal Warner

    Are you saying that people classified as Europeans did not colonize African countries after the 1600's? If not, what part of my statement is not true?

  • Jamal Warner

    But your post clearly stated "inequality, poverty, unemployment, social exclusion and marginalization". How can it be their own failures when the white supremacist control and dominate them? Explain. If the melaninated people are not in control, how is it their own failures? Go figure!

  • Jamal Warner

    ??

  • Jamal Warner

    What were the Africans unable to accomplished?

    The land and resources were maldistributed when the white supremacist created a system of oppression, which disenfranchise people labeled as non-white from taking part in the main society. You can't rightfully purchase land that was never yours to began with.

    Are you saying that white supremacist does not exist and literally hundreds of millions of Africans are making it up? What sense does that make?

  • just saying

    Yep

  • JENNYJONES1

    THEY SHOULD TAKE IT JUST LIKE IT WAS TAKEN THROUGH APARTHEID. KARMA IS A BITCH HUH?.........JENNY JONES!!!!

  • EMILY POST

    Uhmm who cares let South Africa figure it out. He has too many problems in America has anyone stopped American Banks from seizing homes from people they gave extremely bad loans too.

  • JENNYJONES1

    HMM I HAVE TO KINDA AGREE W/YOU B/C I HAD A BUNCH OF AFRICAN CLIENTS THAT WORKED FOR THE NIGERIAN GOV'T AND THOSE JOKERS STOLE FROM THE GOV'T LIKE CRAZY. I TOLD THEM YOU'RE STEALING FROM YOUR OWN PEOPLE, MANY THAT ARE SUFFERING. FELT LIKE STRAIGHT GENOCIDE BUT ALL THEY CARED ABOUT WHERE THEIR NEW BENTLEYS, MERCEDES, ROLEXS, GETTING AMERICAN FUN GIRLS AND ONE KEPT BUYING HORSES FOR HIS DAUGHTER THAT PLAYED POLO. I STOPPED WORKING WITH THEM B/C THEY JUST DISGUSTED ME.........JENNY JONES!!!

  • jason rite

    kiss my blk arz Neanderthal!!!
    lol

  • jason rite

    Well the caves welcome you with open arms Neanderthal!!!

  • P0shzZ0la

    BWAHAHAHAHA....And delusional people say that Trump is powerless and you people believe it because you follow the main stream media. The main stream media was saying that Trump was losing the presidential election too..! Let me tell you something....Trump is an Alpha male and he understands power and knows how to use it. Obama was a beta male. He was/is more about the feminine principle. He had the white establishment telling him what to do like ignore black people's plight in America, continue warmongering, and working with the fed. Plus Obama owed money to those who helped him along in his campaign and while in office. Trump is his own man. Trump wanted to bring in the National Guard to Chicago but the DemoCraps and liberals had a fit. Obama could have wielded the same power for black people in America. But he didn't because he was/is part of the Deep State, the establishment, the liberals he didn't know what to do with power. He was/is weak....!

    OK...some of you say it's none of US business. Well tell me something. All the other times America has been all up in other countries business you didn't hear a whimper. Everyone would say "we are the most powerful country in the world we have to help other countries and protect our country." BWAHAHAHA....America has for decades been up in other countries business. Because it's a majority black country now there's a problem? Trump is actually saving South Africa's ass. Why? Because other countries could stop trading with them and sanctions could be placed on the country. Plus those kneegrows would finish destroying the country in no time. Zimbabwe 2.0 comes to mind. Don't be fooled...the murder rate and rapes in South Africa have skyrocketed. If some of you people here have a problem living in white countries move to Haiti or Liberia...what's that crickets? EXACTLY...Stop letting the main stream media fool you. You don't have to like Trump but stop being delusional because you're going to lose out even more with the BIG changes that are coming up. And there are some HUGE changes on the horizon....!

    NO...I'm not replying to delusional individuals.

  • Disgustd

    Don't expect people with deep mental psychosis to be able to reflect logical analysis. Black S. Africans make up over 90% of the population there yet own less than 5% of the land. We all know how those squatters/thieves got that land. Same way that wypipo got it in the US..and it sure wasn't by respectfully offering prevailing market value to the ones occupying it at the time. What goes around ALWAYS comes around. Eventually. Instead of being grateful that justice is arthritic and in need of a seeing-eye dog when it comes to them, they are arrogant and delusional enough to really think they are exempt from the laws of nature.

  • Disgustd

    This was a pr stunt anyway. From what I read, the S.African parliament didn't have the necessary votes to change the constitution anyway to allow them to 'legally' take the land so the ANC was just trying to get cool points bc the EFF has made this a big issue and they have been gaining political traction. They probably never had any intention of going thru with it anyway. A bunch of scary, geriatric negroes..like their US counterparts, the CBC or castrated band of coons.

  • Disgustd

    ANC is a bunch of geriatric old lawn jockeys who have gotten comfortable with appearing to lead. Just like the old guard in the US. The real revolutionaries of the civil rights movement are rotting in US prisons or cemetaries. The rest have been bought and co-opted.

  • Li-Wright

    Wow...such power by the Prez. When he tweets, people pay attention and do what he wants. Now he's going after GOOGLE!

  • Li-Wright

    The only way it would matter to Trump is IF we trade with South Africa....remember the TARIFFS?

  • Li-Wright

    @waya makes a good point. When the farmers die off, their land reverts back to the S. African govt and not their children.

  • Dowoop

    *chuckles* and moves right along

  • nick c

    Newsweek is a poor source.

  • dontgetblocked

    I'm not happy with this but there are less controversial alternatives. Establish regulations that show black South Africans how to run a farm and give them land via foreclosures or land that is available. Making it easier to become landowners and the guidance they need to become successful. In other words, invest in the black community. Let the white farmers fail since they're struggling anyway.

  • Dun Dilly

    FACTS!

  • EMILY POST

    Lol right.

  • Renee26

    Interesting

  • Jethro

    This blog is always too eager to praise that fat orange wannabe tyrant on life-support, no matter what. Delusional. ?

  • Ozad

    but says nothing of the seizing and stealing of land from the MAJORITY black population for hundreds of years

  • Charmyn Simons

    @Sandra Rose I don't know where you get your information from but your "facts" are incorrect.
    BTW Trump needs to clean his own house before he starts meddling in affairs that doesn't concern him. America has such alot of issues yet he is concerned with what is happening in our country.

  • sunni_daze

    Oh this was a Vice special and that ish was real. Them white folks was living bad in terrible conditions. They were living like the images for a feed a child commercial

  • J2PC

    Just fall back & wait for a different administration. He didn't threaten invasion with when the Filipino president was assassinating criminals nor bother to seen in charity/food to feed the starving Venezuelans or other countries in the middle east committing heinous crimes, killings or atrocities against humanity. -but, as long as it has to do with killing, stealing or destroying the wealth of minorities in Africa let's keep the status quo. How crazy is that!?!

  • J2PC

    Just fall back & wait for a different administration. He didn't threaten invasion with when the Filipino president was assassinating criminals nor bother to seen in charity/food to feed the starving Venezuelans or other countries in the middle east committing heinous crimes, killings or atrocities against humanity. -but, as long as it has to do with killing, stealing or destroying the wealth of minorities in Africa let's keep the status quo. How crazy is that!?!

  • Renee26

    Very crazy... We all know where he stands though

  • Renee26

    Very crazy... We all know where he stands though

  • esh

    the wyt farmers are 7% of the pop and hold 72% if the land. what ever land that is left is populated.