- President Ramaphosa's decision to go ahead and make changes to the Constitution in favour of land expropriation received a mixed response
- The EFF approves of and supports the decision by the president
- The DA and AfriForum have spoken out against the decision, fearing a disaster
It seems that South Africa is standing divided on President Ramaphosa's recent surprising announcement.
Ramaphosa stated that the ANC would be making changes to the Constitution, as reported on earlier by Briefly.co.za.
The Economic Freedom Fighters showed surprising support for the African National Congress after President Ramaphosa made his land expropriation announcement.
The EFF applauded President Ramaphosa for what they call "submitting to logic", according to a report by The South African.
The EFF released a statement to show their support:
On the other hand, AfriForum is against the president's decision.
According to the AfriForum CEO, Kallie Kriel, investors won't want to invest in South Africa if property rights are not protected.
IOL News reports AfriForum stated that land expropriation without compensation could have "catastrophic results ... like in Venezuela and Zimbabwe".
The DA also disapprove of President Ramaphosa's decision and feels it is irresponsible.
Briefly.co.za reported earlier that 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.
Only time will tell if this decision to change the constitution will have positive or negative effects on South Africa.
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