On 28 September the National Assembly passed a bill to allow Expropriation Bill. The same bill which was rejected last year has amended Section 25 of the Constitution leaving the country divided.
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The bill allows “no compensation to be paid for property when expropriated under certain circumstances. Owners would have recourse to the courts if it does not agree with the price offered.”
Political parties such as the EFF, The Democratic Alliance, IFP, Freedom Front Plus and African Christian Democratic Party have objected to the bill in writing.
Member of the National Assembly of South Africa for the ruling African National Congress, Faiez Jacobs, expressed his gratitude for the bill being passed.
“The Expropriation Bill has been passed! We pushed against a lot of opposition, but the expropriation bill allows us to take back our land from those who have previously benefitted. It’s a big victory for land justice in our country. We can now return the land to our people.” said Jacobs
Western Cape govt is opposed to land expropriation without compensation