Maimane pleased with adoption of land reform resolution

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Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane says he is happy with the adoption of the resolution on Land Reform during the national congress which was held in Pretoria this weekend.

He says there is nothing wrong with what “Section 25” of the Constitution says because it stipulates that people must own land in their own right.

Maimane told the media after his speech as the re-elected leader of the DA, that until such a time that corruption in the process of land redistribution is dealt with – there will always be flaws in the process.

The DA was among the three parties who were opposed to Expropriation of Land without compensation which was recently debated in Parliament.

“Section 25 of the Constitution guarantees that people will own land in their own right, because in future we can start by saying well, we can take land from that race and give to this person and then where do you stop. My view is that let us allow South Africans in their individual rights to be able to own land. The clause, just an equitable compensation is not the inhibitor, far from it actually – that clause must be tested in law, so when people say to me what happens when people can’t afford that land – then it must be tested in court.”

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