And people questionned why the ANC governmnet in South Africa was not doing more to prevent Mugabe's abuses. They were just playing a game of watch and learn.
Telegraph Online said:South Africa to step up land seizure
White farmers in South Africa who refuse to sell their property to the government under a land redistribution scheme were told yesterday that their property would be seized.
Under an election promise made in 1994, the ruling African National Congress said it would return all land taken during colonisation or apartheid back to black South Africans by 2008.
Many of the deals have gone through under a "willing buyer, willing seller" scheme, but farmers still holding out for a better price will now face state-sanctioned land seizures, a government lands official warned yesterday.
"In all cases where negotiations are going to be stalled by intransigence and deliberate frustration of the restitution process by the current landowners, we are going to expropriate," said Tumi Seboka, regional lands commissioner for North West provinces.