White Farmers Flee South Africa In Fear of Land Grab

Surge in emigration preparations as whites targeted by government

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White farmers in South Africa are planning to emigrate after the government announced plans to take their land without compensation.

This month, MPs from the ruling African National Congress backed a motion calling for white-owned land to be seized, prompting farming unions to warn of a repeat of the land grabs in Zimbabwe, after which agricultural production collapsed.

President Ramaphosa has insisted he will not make the same mistakes as Zimbabwe but farmers are deeply uncertain of their future, prompting the younger generation to either emigrate or leave family farms for jobs in cities.

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