AfriForum labelled today’s motion that was accepted in Parliament, in terms of which a process will be launched to execute land reform without compensation, as a violation of the 1994 agreement.

Ernst Roets, Deputy CEO of AfriForum, says that the historic settlement of 1994 was one in which the ANC – under the leadership of President Cyril Ramaphosa, who acted as Chief Negotiator for the party – gave the undertaking to minorities that their interests would be protected in the new South Africa.

“This motion is based on a distorted image of the past. The term ‘expropriation without compensation’ is a form of semantic fraud. It is nothing more that racist theft.”

Roets adds that AfriForum will oppose this motion, even if the battle has to be executed in the chambers of the United Nations (UN).