Land expropriation a step closer

South Africa

The National Assembly has adopted the Constitutional Review Committee’s report in taking another step towards changing the Constitution to allow for land expropriation without compensation.

A total of 209 MPs voted for and 91 against the change, but it’s still remains a while before it becomes official as legislation still needs to be formulated, considered, and debated.

The Constitutional Review Committee recommended the Constitutional change after several months of debate.

The ANC says while 65 percent of written submissions were against amending the Constitution, the process was never meant to be judged on the number of submissions, but its content.

The EFF says the outcome would have been finalised sooner if it went to a vote among South Africa’s eligible voters.

Meanwhile, opposition parties fought to the end with the DA criticising what it calls the ANC’s failed land reform policies.

The National Council of Provinces will debate and vote on the proposal, followed by a motion by ANC to expedite the now adopted reported to be tabled in the National Assembly this week still.


Article sourced from eNCA

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