In 2000, the Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe indicated he would institute a policy of forceful land acquisition from white farmers. Zimbabwe had been the bread basket of Africa and by 2013 became reliant on UN food aid for survival. This type of racism not only infringed on the rights of the individual but transformed the country into a third world country.
The same situation is happening now in South Africa. Earlier this year, the South African President declared that the only way the "sins of the past" could be reconciled would be with the forced acquisition of land. In other words, white farmers would have to give up their land without compensation. In conjunction, the South African government has not been living up to its constitutional obligation of stopping racially motivated crime. In 2017, there were over 400 attacks on white farms which resulted in murder, torture and rape.
The core of Liberal Democrats philosophy is the protection of life and property. White South African farmers should not feel threatened because of their government's policy or inaction. Liberal Democrat Senator David Leyonhjelm has often voiced his opposition of the treatment of white South African farmers by their own government. Senator Leyonhjelm went so far as to urge the Foreign Minister and Home Affairs minister in writing to help facilitate the relocation of these farmers to Australia. Aaron Stonehouse, the Liberal Democrats member of the WA upper house stood with South Africans at their march in Perth to raise awareness. Our Queensland branch stood with South Africans at their march in Brisbane.