Land expropriation report adopted by National Council of Provinces

Land expropriation report adopted by National Council of Provinces

The NCOP has agreed to make amendments to Section 25 of the Constitution, this will be the first time in South African democratic history that the Bill of Rights has been amended.

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The NCOP has agreed today to allow for amendments to be made to make land expropriation without compensation more explicit.

Today's events means that the motion is now a duly adopted resolution of Parliament.

"For Africanists the land question is not just about fairness, it is at the core of the national question, national sovereignty and national independence. Thus the APC will support any move that leads to the reversal of the humiliation and deprivation since centuries past" said Themba Godi.

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Briefly.co.za reported yesterday that history had been made when the National Assembly saw MPs voting to amend the Constitution. The ANC together with the EFF and other smaller parties managed to garner enough votes to see the report passed.

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MPs debated on the topic for just under 2 hours before putting it to a vote. The MPs voted 209 in favour and 91 opposing.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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