Motlanthe: Expropriation without compensation will never happen in SA

Motlanthe: Expropriation without compensation will never happen in SA

- Former president Kgalema Motlanthe says that he compiled a report on land reform in 2017, but few read it

- Motlanthe is convinced that members of Parliament snubbed his report, which clearly outlined factors surrounding the debacle

- Speaking at a summit in Sandton the ex-president revealed that he is convinced that expropriation without compensation is a pipe dream for South Africa

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Former president Kgalema Motlanthe says that he penned a report on land reform two years back, but few were interested enough to read it.

The Citizen reported that the politician is convinced his peers didn't read the report because it clearly outlined factors surrounding the land issue.

Speaking at a property summit in Sandton, Motlanthe spoke about how the challenges of land redistribution led to the compilation of the said report.

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He slammed the response to the report, which he insists explained that the Constitution outlined the rules concerning expropriation without compensation:

“Nonetheless, parliamentarians in their wisdom decided that, actually, this Section 25 is not explicit enough. So they want to amend it to make it explicitly clear that there shall be expropriation without compensation. That’s not going to happen in a hundred years’ time, I can assure you that."

The SABC reports that Motlanthe even put forward a draft law on how to implement the application of his suggestions:

“We even crafted a draft law of general application. We called it indicative law. We said you must pass this law and it looks as follows, but the report was submitted. Very few people read it in parliament. It wasn’t read at all."

Briefly.co.za reported that Motlanthe is currently the most expensive ex-president in South Africa, with taxpayers forking over more for him than fellow former president Jacob Zuma.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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