S. Africa’s ruling party says determined to expropriate land without compensation


South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) party on Monday said it wants a clause to be inserted in the country’s constitution to enable the government to expropriate land without compensation.

This was one of the resolutions that came out of last weekend’s land summit, ANC national executive member Ronald Lamola told reporters in Johannesburg.

He said there has been divided opinions about section 25 of the constitution. Some said the section allows government to expropriate land without compensation while others thought otherwise.

“Section 25 as it is now allows us to expropriate without compensation, but the debate has been that it has not been tested,” Lamola said.

The resolutions of the land summit will be endorsed or rejected the ANC’s National Executive Committee. Enditem

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