Ramaphosa delivered unprecedented verdicts on the government’s proposed legislation on the expropriation of private land. He said that land expropriation will take place without compensation regardless of whether or not South Africans, Donald Trump or the United Nations General Assembly are in favour of it.
Meanwhile, FF Plus said that public sessions before the Parliamentary Constitutional Review Committee on possible amendments to Article 25 of the Constitution to provide for expropriation without compensation are becoming an embarrassment for the ANC government.
Dr. Corné Mulder says it becomes clear that the plans of the ANC-regime is not going according to plan as that they had expected. The vast majority of submissions by expert parties are not only strongly opposed to the expropriation proposal, but also strongly criticize ANC policy and competence regarding the failure of the land reform program so far.
The review committee is currently busy with its second round sessions and the strong opposition to the amendment of Article 25 of the Constitution has come to the fore.
These meetings over the past four days were specifically for institutions called for oral evidence that they had the opportunity to give. The opposition to the amendment of Article 25 of the Constitution is clearly underlined by the fact that 33 or (82%) of the 40 oral submissions were against the amendment of Article 25 of the Constitution. Only 7 or (12%) were in favor.
The ANC can not ignore this opposition, as well as the majority opposition expressed in written submissions. More than 700 000 written and electronic submissions were submitted, of which about 60% were opposed to the amendment.
A process of public participation is of the utmost importance to confer legitimacy on the creation of any new law, but also on any planned change of a law. In this case more so because the country’s Constitution is in question, says Dr. Mulder.
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