Leaked report shows how the government might approach land expropriation

Leaked report shows how the government might approach land expropriation

An anonymous source from within the ANC has leaked a document outlining how the government will define which land will be expropriated without compensation

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A leaked government document has been revealed by Rapport and outlines how the government seeks to define its application of land expropriation without compensation.

The document has allegedly been brought forward by a trusted anonymous source within the ANC. According to the source land expropriation without compensation is fete accompli and will be pushed forward by the ANC, undeterred by obstacles it faces in the Constitution.

Although the ANC does not hold the required two-third majority to pass the motion alone, the Economic Freedom Fighters have made it clear that they support the movement and will join forces with their rivals.

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The leaked report has revealed that the government will consider expropriation without compensation under these circumstances:

  • Land occupied by a labour tenant as under the Restitution of Land Rights Act
  • Land that has been purchased for ‘speculative’ purposes
  • Land owned by a state-owned enterprise
  • Land which has been abandoned by a landowner
  • When the market value of the land is equal or less than the present value of direct state investment or subsidisation for the purchase of beneficial capital improvement of the land.

The ANC has allegedly deployed a land expropriation task team which is formulating legislature ahead of the amendments to the Constitution.

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Whilst this programme is aimed at empowering the previously disadvantaged the practical application of South Africans, both for and against the amendment, question the government’s ability to carry out the redistribution process fairly.

Only time will tell if this process will empower the masses struggling against poverty, or simply line the pockets of the corrupt forces that manifest themselves in the state.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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