JOHANNESBURG- The African National Congress (ANC)’s Land Summit over the weekend has resolved that the Constitution does not restrain the party from expropriating land without compensation, the ANC said so over a press conference.
Speaking to reporters on Monday, the ANC explained that the land summit over the weekend had resolved that there is nothing wrong with Section 25 of the Constitution, which deals with expropriation with compensation, but that the ANC said they wanted to needed to address the legislative framework in order to resolve the critical land question.
Ronald Lamola ANC national executive committee member said, “The ANC must pass the Expropriation Bill now and insert a clause… that says ‘without compensation’.”
ANC Land summit in Boksburg, Ekurhuleni was held over the weekend in an attempt to arrive at a united view on how to implement the party’s divide resolution to expropriate land without compensation.
Lamola added, “Immediately use Section 25 of the Constitution to press ahead with the expropriation of land, where we can, in order to test the argument that the Constitution permits expropriation without compensation in certain circumstances.”
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