The Ad Hoc Committee to Amend Section 25 of the Constitution to Expropriate Land Without Compensation is on Wednesday morning expected to consider and adopt its draft report on the Constitution 18th Amendment Bill.

The committee’s lifespan was extended by another two weeks to conclude its work and report back to the National Assembly. More than 148 000 submissions were received during the consultation process on the Bill.

The final draft Constitution 18th Amendment Bill was already adopted on Friday last week with  objections from the DA, FF-Plus and ACDP. On Wednesday, members will consider the committee report which will either be accepted or rejected and voted on for final adoption.

The report is a reflection of all the processes which include public hearings, submissions and deliberations on the Bill. Once adopted, both the report and the Bill will be  submitted to the National Assembly on or before the deadline which is a few days away.

However, the debate and final approval of the report and the final draft Bill are only expected to take place when the National Assembly resumes after the Local Government Elections. The Assembly will rise on Friday this week.