- The Dutch parliament has passed a motion voicing opposition to land expropriation in South Africa
- The Solidarity Movement says this comes after they met with several Dutch politicians regarding the issue
- They say they hope other governments will follow suit
On Thursday, the Dutch parliament passed a motion stating that they are strongly opposed to land expropriation in South Africa.
The motion was received warmly by the Solidarity Movement, which includes trade union, Solidarity.
The movement has reportedly lobbied the Dutch government to intervene regarding the issue of land expropriation.
The Movement has met with many figures from Dutch government to speak about the issue, Briefly.co.za has gathered.
It was as a result of these meetings that Dutch politicians, Martijn van Helvert of the Christian Democratic Appeal and Kees van der Staaij of the Staatkundig Gereformeerde Partij tabled the motion.
Solidarity says that the motion made reference to the International Declaration of Human Rights and the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights, both of which forbid expropriation of property on the basis of skin colour, according to The South African.
As a result, Jaco Kleynhans, a spokesperson for Solidarity, says that the motion passed by the South African government in 2018 regarding land expropriation violates these principles.
Kleynhans said that Solidarity hopes that the issue of land expropriation in South Africa will be discussed in several international forums. Additionally, they hope that more foreign governments will join their cause in opposing the policy.
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