Land reform officials racially abused at public hearings

Land reform officials racially abused at public hearings

Some of the officials who have been assisting the joint constitutional review committee have been racially abused. The committee is considering changing the Constitution to allow for expropriation without compensation.

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On Friday Parliament released a statement that officials had received racially abusive phone calls.

Several of the officials have made their phone numbers available to the public in order to assist with media liason and public mobilisation. They have complained that they had received racially abusive phone calls and insults from callers.

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Briefly.co.za learned that Parliament has maintained that its officials are committed to assisting members of the public and the media with the land reform process in a meaningful and transparent manner. Parliament has condemned these abusive phone calls and the numbers were made available for ensure the free flow of information according to timeslive.co.za.

The committee if under orders from the National Assembly and the National Council of Provinces to carry out an investigation into the necessity to review the Constitution, particularly section 25 and associated clauses to enable the expropriation of land without compensation.

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The hearings began this week, on Tuesday, in Springbok in the Northern Cape.

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