- A Constitutional Review Committee has been established to investigate the need to amend section 25 of the Constitution
- This is the section that deals with land expropriation without compensation
- The committee has been overrun with written submissions pertaining to this matter
The Constitutional Review Committee tasked with investigating changes to Section 25 of the Constitution has been forced to move its deadlines back. This is the section that deals with land expropriation without compensation.
The committee has reported an overwhelming number of written submissions and needs time to go through all the submissions and compile their report findings.
They have reported receiving over 100 000 submissions and the deadline for submissions has now been pushed to mid-June from the original date set for mid-May. Committee members have been given until next week Wednesday to propose changes to their work schedule for the next four months.
It has been proposed that committee roadshows only start in June.
Co-chair of the committee, Vincent Smith has explained that the committee will spend four days conducting its work in KwaZulu-Natal, the Western Cape, the Northern Cape and Limpopo Province and three days in the remaining three provinces.
Opposition to the extension
Members of the Economic Freedom Front (EFF) and the African National Congress (ANC) voiced their concerns about these deadlines being extended. They said there is opposition rising against the move for land expropriation without compensation. They cited the AgriForum delegation currently visiting the US as an example.
Briefly.co.za reported in our article: Delegation sent to the US to find support against land expropriation called “disgusting human beings”, that
- AgriForum has sent a delegation to the US to garner support to fight land expropriation in
- The AgriForum leaders have been reporting great success on this trip
- Adam Habib has called the delegation “disgusting human beings”
CEOs of AgriForum Ernst Roets and Kallie Kriel have been visiting the United States to generate support against land expropriation and they have been tweeting regularly about the people they are meeting and the success they are having.
Their main aim currently is to warn investors against investing in South Africa.
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