My father bought a farm with nothing on it in 1969 .He was 43 years old . Built a 4 bedroom house , 2 large storeroom , milking parlour to milk6 cows at a time , dug a well for water , built concrete reservoirs , dam at the river was repaired . He had pigs and more than 300 head of Ayshire cattle as well as chickens and ducks . The farm was divided into camps to grow fodder as well , for the animals . Irrigation was also laid out .My parents were notified about expropriation for Kwandebele . Then came the final notice to leave the farm with a below value price in 1986 , fathers age 60 .He was forced to sell off all his implements , livestock on auction .Those attending the auction knew the circumstances of the sale and prices reached were far below the market rate . It was a very traumatic time for my parents and as a result my mother died of lung cancer 3 years later ( she had never smoked and did not drink alcohol .My father smoked occasionally ). Why didn't he buy another farm ? Because it would take another 20 years to rebuild everything he had ! So anyone that thinks it is not a big issue in losing your land , business that you have built up over many years is definitely living in a dream world !The property was rented out to an Asian that did not qualify as African and did nothing on the farm to make it productive . Today it is just a piece of land as it was in 1969 . NOTHING .I do not wish this on any farmer irrespective of which government is in power .