Zimbabwe land lessons for SA – JAMES PERON
American sportsman Yogi Berra was known for his quirky turns of phrase. One of his most famous was, "It's like déjà vu all over again."
When it comes to land expropriation in South Africa, you can’t help but think, it’s déjà vu all over again. How things went in Zimbabwe, when President Mugabe desperately resorted to a similar policy, is an important warning to consider.
One similarity is there was no shortage of land for the Zimbabwean government to purchase voluntarily for its policy. Upon taking power, though, Mugabe told the world, “While land is abundantly available, no funds are available for purchasing it.”
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Publish date: 13 March 2019
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