The farmer Jews of South Africa

October 11, 2018 15:59
Afrikaners celebrating the Anniversary of the Great Trek in Volksrust in the 1930s

Afrikaners celebrating the Anniversary of the Great Trek in Volksrust in the 1930s. (photo credit: Courtesy)


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In June 2018, on a farm near the South African town of Stellenbosch, a Jewish strawberry farmer, 62-year-old Jeffrey Zetler was murdered. The news shocked the entire Jewish community. Although the incident was categorized as armed robbery and murder by the media and the authorities, many Jewish farm owners are worried about their future in South Africa. They are concerned about expropriation of their land and further violence against them. This comes after Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) and the African National Congress (ANC) adopted a motion for the expropriation of white-owned land (meaning farms) without compensation. The motion was passed by the National Assembly earlier this year with a vote of 241 to 83.


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