Fw de Klerk the last president of the apartheid led government has spoken against thr controversial land expropriation without compensation.

According to him whites are being intimidated and there is a plot to take their land even when they have title deeds to show true owner ship of purchase.

De Klerk says that he’s opposed to the Constitution being changed to further accommodate land expropriation without compensation.

The former president says that Section 25 of the Constitution, as is, already allows for land expropriation without compensation in applicable cases.

He addressed the Cape Town Press Club on Wednesday and also spoke about issues relating to racism, inequality and state-owned enterprises.

De Klerk says that in the best interest of the country, government must provide clarity on exactly how land expropriation without compensation will be carried out.

“I think the policy uncertainty which has been created at the moment is harming the economy of South Africa, it is resulting in companies and possible investors sitting on money and not investing.”

“Our government has virtually abandoned the great tradition of promoting racial reconciliation that was exemplified by Nelson Mandela. Instead, it now consistently pumps out negative stereotypes of white South Africans whom it labels with ‘original sin’, in some statements, it does not regard as part of ‘our people’ and whom it says are not the rightful owners of land to which they hold legal title”.

De Klerk also criticised the country for what he said was a dismal failure to achieve equality saying South Africa was more of an unequal society in 2019 than it was in 1994 “and to our shame is now the most unequal country in the world”.

He said inequality had also grown within all communities with levels of inequality within the black community almost as high as they were in the country as a whole.

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Fw de Klerk the last president of the apartheid led government has spoken against thr controversial land expropriation without compensation. According to him whites are being intimidated and there is a plot to take their land even when they have title deeds to show true owner ship of purchase. De Klerk...