Freedom Front Plus Chief Whip Corne Mulder has described Parliament’s Joint Constitutional Review Committee’s work on the land issue as a disgrace.
The Democratic Alliance (DA) says if Parliament concludes the expropriation of land without compensation without looking at the written submissions that would render the process useless.
The Joint Constitutional Review Committee is continuing to peruse oral presentations by various people on the possible review of section 25 of the Constitution.
Tempers have flared up in the Constitutional Review Committee between COPE, the EFF and the ANC as members are deliberating on a preliminary report on the written submissions made to amend Section 25 of the Constitution to allow for land expropriation without compensation.
Speaker of the National Assembly Thandi Modise says she will make sure that the Protection of State Information Bill meets the constitutional requirements as envisaged by President Cyril Ramaphosa.
The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) says it accepts and respects Friday’s judgment by the Constitutional Court that dismissed its application and that of Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane to appeal a High Court ruling over the South African Revenue Service’s (SARS) so-called “rogue unit” case.
Parliament has been told that it has failed in its constitutional duties.
It’s an election year so we can look forward to a frenetic schedule and disjointed calendar as the National Legislature is first dissolved and later re-constituted after the elections, writes Rashaad Alli.
The Freedom Front Plus says it will join any organisation including Afriforum as friends of the court in their challenge against the Constitutional Review Committee report on land expropriation without compensation.
Parliament’s Constitutional Review Committee has requested the extension of its deadline to report on the amendment of Section 25 to allow for expropriation of land without compensation.