- The National Assembly passed a motion to create a committee that will be responsible for drafting an amendment to the Constitution
- This comes after a motion to amend has been approved earlier, to the joy of those fighting for land expropriation without compensation
- The committee has until 31 March 2019 to finish their work
Land expropriation is fast becoming the reality that the EFF and ANC wanted it to be. The National Assembly passed a motion to create an ad hoc committee that will be responsible for drafting an amendment to the Constitution.
Section 25 will be changed to allow for expropriation without compensation.
As reported by News24, the motion was adopted with 183 'yes' votes to 77 'no' votes.
Once again, parties like the DA, ACDP, COPE, FF Plus and IFP opposed the motion, saying it is based upon flaws in procedure, but the motion was passed.
There was a heated debate, but it has been decided and the amendment will be drafted. But what happens now?
The committee will now draft the proposed amendment, meaning that the changes the government wants to see must be put on paper.
The committee has been given a deadline, as there are expected to be results before the next elections.
The change must be processed and passed by 31 March 2019 - the deadline that the committee has been given.
The committee consists of 11 voting members from the National Assembly, 6 from the ruling party, 2 from the DA, 1 from EFF and 2 from other parties.
Further, there are non-voting members - 2 from the ANC, on from the DA, 1 from the EFF, and 10 from other parties.
This comes shortly after the National Council Of Provinces has agreed to allow for amendments to be made to make land expropriation without compensation more explicit, as reported on by Briefly.co.za earlier.
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