The National Assembly has passed the Constitutional Review Committee report on land expropriation without compensation with more than 200 votes in the National Assembly.

The report recommended that Section 25 of the Constitution be amended to allow land expropriation without compensation.

The Democratic Alliance (DA), Freedom Front Plus (FF-Plus), African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP), Congress of the People (COPE) and Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) were against the report.

Earlier the DA described the EFF-ANC land expropriation proposal as an election roadshow and a hoax. DA Member of the Constitutional Review Committee Glynnis Breytenbach says the party does not support amendments to section 25 to allow land expropriation without compensation. She however says the DA does not deny the effects of what she calls – traumatic land dispossession. Breytenbach was speaking during the debate on the Constitutional Review Committee report in the National Assembly – before it was passed by the House.

“The Democratic Alliance is opposed to an arbitrary amendment of the constitution. It is totally unnecessary. The constitution already allows land reform and encourages it.  This election roadshow for the EFF paid for by parliament and supported by the ANC is nothing but a cruel hoax. It has

See Parliament’s full statement below: