The African National Congress (ANC) president Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that the ANC will support the amendment to Section 25 of the Constitution to “explicitly” expropriate land without compensation.

 

The ANC has just concluded a two-day NEC Lekgotla in Tshwane.  The Lekgotla focused on a number of issues, including the current status of our economy, job creation and land reform.

“We thought that it was important for the President of the ANC to clearly and unambiguously articulate the position of the organisation on two matters that are critical to the economic development of our country and the well-being of its people,” reads the Lekgotla statement.

The lekgotla reaffirmed its position that a comprehensive land reform programme that enables equitable access to land will unlock economic growth, by bringing more land in South Africa to full use, and enable the productive participation of millions more South Africans in the economy.

 

 

At its ANC National Conference 2017 in Nasrec, south of Johannesburg, the party’s National Executive Committee announced that it will initiate processes to amend the Constitution to achieve land expropriation without compensation. Read more: http://ow.ly/itoS30hm9GK

 

Conclusion of ANC NEC Lekgotla from SABC News

 

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