Parliament’s Senior Legal Adviser Charmaine Van Der Merwe has cautioned against taking away the powers of the court when it comes to expropriation of land without compensation.
Former president Kgalema Motlanthe says the expropriation of land without compensation will never happen in South Africa. He was addressing a property summit in Sandton, north of Johannesburg on Friday night.
African National Congress (ANC) senior Member of Parliament Thoko Didiza has been appointed as the new chairperson of the new Ad Hoc Committee tasked to amend section 25 of the Constitution to allow for land expropriation without compensation.
The ANC study group in the Joint Constitutional Review Committee has rejected the Freedom Front Plus Chief Whip Corne Mulder’s view that the committee process of land reform was a disgrace.
Inkatha Freedom Party leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi has expressed concern that the moves in Parliament toward land expropriation without compensation will open old wounds and work against social cohesion in South Africa.