Maimane asks parliament to discuss Ramaphosa's land reform announcement

Maimane asks parliament to discuss Ramaphosa's land reform announcement

- Mmusi Maimane wants to discuss President Ramaphosa's sudden announcement on making changes to the Constitution

- President Ramaphosa announced on Tuesday that the ANC will make the changes to enable land expropriation without compensation

- The Democratic Alliance feels the president made a hasty decision

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Mmusi Maimane and the Democratic Alliance has called on the speaker of the National Assembly, Baleka Mbete, to get the parliament together to discuss President Ramaphosa's land expropriation announcement.

The DA is not happy that President Ramaphosa decided to go ahead and make changes to the Constitution.

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Briefly.co.za reported on how President Cyril Ramaphosa made the announcement that the ANC will be amending the Constitution to expropriate land without compensation on Tuesday night.

John Steenhuisen, the DA's Chief Whip accused the ANC of undermining the parliament, according to a report by The South African.

President Ramaphosa's sudden announcement also caused an upset with the rand, causing it to weaken against the dollar, as reported on by Briefly.co.za.

A statement was made by Maimane in which he says he has written to Mbete and requested an immediate reconvening of Parliament. He wants to discuss the matter and added that the ANC has acted prematurely in their decision because 500 000 submissions haven't been processed yet.

Mbete is yet to respond to Maimane's request.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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