DA puts hope in voters to help stop land expropriation in 2019

DA puts hope in voters to help stop land expropriation in 2019

The Democratic Alliance is pinning its hope on more votes in the 2019 elections to help them oppose land expropriation without compensation. The party didn't have enough numbers to stop the adoption of a recommendation to amend the Constitution.

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The DA has only 88 members in the National Assembly and with such a small number was unable to successfully oppose the recommendation to amend the Constitution.

The proposed amendment will allow land expropriation without compensation. As reported by Briefly.co.za, the recommendation was adopted, and the DA could not stop it.

The ANC, EFF, and several small parties all voted together, and the proposal was passed, according to a report by eNCA.

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Now the DA hopes that come the 2019 elections, they will gain enough votes to give them the power to oppose land expropriation successfully.

However, it seems unlikely, as polls show that the ANC will probably dominate the elections with 59% support.

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If the DA really wants to take on land expropriation with the numbers to back them, they have their work cut out for them.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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