South Africa ‘unexpectedly’ slides into recession as agricultural production plummets in wake of plans to seize white-owned farmland

Gee, who could have possibly anticipated that threatening to steal (that is, expropriate without compensation) land from farmers who have worked it for generations would cause farmers to cut back on planting?  Thus, we have Bloomberg telling us, “South Africa’s economy unexpectedly shrank for the second consecutive quarter in the three months through June.” 

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