The European Union should impose a travel ban on pres. Cyril Ramaphosa and his colleagues, and also freeze any of their assets in Europe.
This is one of the requests that TLU SA made to a delegation from the ID group (Identity and Democracy) in the European Parliament. TLU SA’s president, Henry Geldenhuys, and Henk van de Graaf, TLU SA’s Northern Region chairman, met the delegation of European parliamentarians in Cape Town.
“The ultimate effect of expropriation without compensation in South Africa is exactly the same as Robert Mugabe’s seizure of white farmers’ land in Zimbabwe,” says Van de Graaf. “That is why the European Union should introduce the same measures against President Ramaphosa and some of his colleagues, as was done with Mugabe.”
During the presentation, Geldenhuys gave a detailed overview of the rural security situation in the country, and especially the shortcomings in it. The farm murder and attack statistics were discussed in depth, as well as problems with livestock theft, and MPs reacted with shock when shown images of these atrocities.
Van de Graaf also highlighted other problems facing agriculture. These include the issue of property rights, the failure of the government’s so-called land reforms, and the danger of expropriation without compensation, the main points of discussion.
“It is especially the issue of property rights that has forced us to request that the EU exert pressure on the South African government to accept and maintain the free market policy and thus prevent a Zimbabwean end from forcing South African farmers turn will fall,” says Van de Graaf.
TLU SA also asked the members of parliament for support in finding international financing for the South African farmers’ needs, and international partners for the establishment of various joint ventures.
Van de Graaf further warned the delegation that any financing should not take place via the government, because it will not reach the intended destination.
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