- The Constitution will be changed to expropriate land without compensation
- President Ramaphosa made the announcement after a two-day meeting
- The Democratic Alliance does not agree with the decision and calls it reckless
On the night of Tuesday, 31 July, President Cyril Ramaphosa made the announcement that the ANC will be amending the Constitution to expropriate land without compensation.
The national executive had a two-day meeting just outside Pretoria and this is where the decision was made.
TimesLIVE reports that President Ramaphosa said his decision was influenced by the hearings around the country on the proposed idea to amend the Constitution.
As it currently stands, the Constitution (Section 25) makes it possible to expropriate land - if it is in the public interest. President Ramaphosa feels that South Africans want a more explicit Constitution about land expropriation.
However, the DA does not agree with President Ramaphosa's decision.
Mmusi Maimane, leader of the Democratic Alliance, accused the ANC of "playing Russian roulette" with failed policies.
According to a report by The Citizen, Maimane also accuses the ruling party of being irresponsible and reckless.
The DA leader discussed the ever-rising unemployment rate, saying the ANC is undermining job creation and South Africa's economic growth.
The DA feels it is unnecessary to make changes to the Constitution for successful land expropriation.
Briefly.co.za learned Maimane said the DA plans to oppose this decision by the ANC. He feels the ANC is putting itself ahead of the people of South Africa.
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