- Jacob Zuma has called for the constitution to be changed for land reform
- He has called for unity between black parties in order to push through plans
- Opponents have warned that the move could trigger a racial war
- It follows calls by Zuma’s rival Julius Malema, who called on Africans to reclaim land from ‘Dutch thugs’
By David Burke | 4 March 2017
DAILY MAIL — South African president Jacob Zuma has called on lawmakers to help seize white-owned land without compensation – to establish ‘pre-colonial’ patterns.
But he has been warned that the measure would trigger a racial war in a country historically blighted by racial tensions.
Speaking to parliament, he called for unity between black parties. The controversial move would require a change to the constitution.
Zuma’s comments echo those of his rival Julius Malema, who said earlier this week: ‘So, we are saying black people, all of us must unite so that we can change the constitution so that we can expropriate land without compensation.
‘There is no white man that will understand it.’ […]