Pan African Congress (PAC) Leader Luthando Mbinda says the passing of the resolution on land expropriation without compensation by the National Assembly was the best honour for the party’s founding father, Robert Sobukwe.

The debate and vote on the motion on Tuesday coincided with the 40th anniversary of Sobukwe’s death.

Mbinda made these comments at a PAC commemorative event for Sobukwe.

Mbinda said, “As the PAC of Azania, we really appreciate the position that has been taken by the African parties in particular in Parliament on Tuesday, because Tuesday was the 40th anniversary of the founder of the Pan Africanist Congress of Azania Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe, so there was no other way to honour him …”

A National Assembly resolution allowing land expropriation without compensation, has been referred to the Constitutional Review Committee which must report back to Parliament by August 30.

The National Assembly passed a motion initially proposed by the EFF with an amendment by the ANC, which inserts a clause on improving food security. The motion passed by 241 votes to 83, with the DA, Freedom Front Plus, Cope and ACDP opposing it.