He did not, however, expose the extent of the damage. Nor the intent.
The current President of South Africa wrote an article for London's Financial Times just two weeks ago defending the acquisition of land from white farmers by black South Africans without compensation:
"This is no land grab; nor is it an assault on the private ownership of property. The ANC has been clear that its land reform programme should not undermine future investment in the economy or damage agricultural production and food security."