- AfriForum is allegedly going to turn to courts to declare land expropriation without compensation illegal
- According to the deputy CEO of AfriForum, the government is already informed of their planned actions
- AfriForum believes the ANC did not act transparent in the land expropriation matter
AfriForum has been in disagreement over whether land expropriation is a good idea since the start. Deputy CEO of AfriForum, Ernst Roets, will be getting legal advice on the matter.
Roets have stated that AfriForum singled out ten possible irregularities in procedures that could affect the outcome of the case.
According to a report by eNCA, Roets and Afriforum wants land expropriation without compensation to be declared illegal as soon as possible.
Briefly.co.za learned that AfriForum already officially informed the government of its plans. AfriForum will try to revise the Constitution - section 25 specifically - in order to make land expropriation (without compensation) an illegal movement.
Roets stated that AfriForum made a plea to address this matter as soon as possible. The parliamentary committee reserves its rights in the matter but will take part in the process.
Roets claims that the way the ANC did things have been manipulated in such a way that it will be supported by the public.
Roets says that the ANC weren't as open to the public as it should have been during the implementation of the idea. He says majority of the public hearings venues weren't known to the South African public.
According to Roets, the ANC shared lists with dates and venues that differed from each other, causing confusion.
He also feels there weren't enough hearings scheduled. More hearings would have resulted in better involvement from the public.
Roets stated that the government did not do sufficient marketing to inform South Africans of the public hearings.
South Africans are divided on the land expropriation matter. Some feel it is only right and about time that it is done.
Other South Africans feel it is a very bad idea.
Internationally, the matter is blown quite out of proportion:
The first public hearing on land expropriation without compensation is scheduled to take place on the 26th of June 2018.
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