The Joint Constitutional Review Committee has officially adopted plans to amend Section 25 of the Constitution to allow for expropriation without compensation. The wheels on the #ExpropriationWithoutCompensation bus has been set rolling.
On Thursday, 15 November, the Joint Constitutional Review Committee accepted and adopted a report that calls for the amendment of Section 25 of the Constitution.
This amendment will make it possible for land expropriation without compensation to legally happen.
News24 reports that a lengthy deliberation and consultation process saw the Economic Freedom Fighters' Deputy President, Floyd Shivambu, offer a motion that the Constitution be amended.
Annelie Lotriet of the Democratic Alliance tried to offer a different motion and said the Constitution should not be amended.
Her motion was dismissed, however, with 12 votes against 4.
The EFF's motion was adopted with the same number of votes.
Briefly.co.za gathered that the process to make the amendment happen will still have to jump through a few loops. The report must be tabled at the National Assembly and adopted by the House.
Then another committee will have to draft the proposed amendments.
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