ANC must stop the gimmicks and give land to the people: Advocate Ngcukaitobi

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Legal expert, Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi has joined the criticism of the Expropriation Bill in which land would be expropriated without compensation.

Parliament has passed a bill to allow the amendment of Section 25 of the Constitution.

Ngcukaitobi says African National Congress (ANC) policies on land are gimmicks.

He says the ultimate owner of the land should be to the people, not upward to the state.

“The amendment looks extremely unlikely. This entire Constitutional process is a monumental waste of time. If the ANC wants serious progress on land, what it should do right now is to pass the Expropriation Bill. It needs no one because it can achieve that by 50+1 per cent (%). It must pass the Land Redistribution Bill. It must pass a compensation policy and it must begin to give land to the people and it must stop the gimmicks,” says Ngcukaitobi.

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