59% of submissions are against land expropriation - preliminary results

59% of submissions are against land expropriation - preliminary results

- The review of the written submissions on land expropriation has started and initial findings came as a surprise

- According to the Constitutional Review Committee, 59% of the people are against amending the Constitution

- This, after the EFF and ANC had everyone convinced that the idea is 100% backed by all South Africans

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According to the information shared by the Constitutional Review Committee, 59% of submissions on land expropriation are actually against changing the Constitution.

This comes as a surprise as the president said that the public review process showed a lot of support for the plan.

The South African reported Vincent Smith, co-chairperson of the Constitutional Review Committee, said 149 000 of the 700 000 submissions have been reviewed so far.

The reviewed submissions revealed that more than half of the people do not want the Constitution to be amended.

89 000 of the 149 000 were against the idea.

This goes against what the Economic Freedom Fighters and African National Congress had South Africans believe - that everyone wants the Constitution to be changed to allow expropriation without compensation.

The EFF responded by accusing the company in charge of reviewing the submissions of "pushing a certain political narrative".

Smith then said the company will be expected to explain their preliminary findings by 29 August.

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Briefly.co.za gathered that the ANC was earlier accused of fumbling the submission process. The party, in turn, accused their members of focusing on the public hearings process and not giving written submissions enough attention.

With land expropriation being such an important issue in South Africa, it is hoped the matter will be handled professionally and fairly.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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