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ANC supports Constitutional amendment for land reform  

The Parliamentary process on whether the country’s Constitution should be amended to allow for the expropriation of land without compensation still continues, despite the governing African National Congress (ANC) expressing itself on its preference. 
 
ANC President, Cyril Ramaphosa, announced on Tuesday night that the party has resolved in its two-day National Executive Committee (NEC) Lekgotla, to support the amendment of the country’s Constitution. 
 
“The ANC reaffirms its position that the Constitution is a mandate for radical transformation both of society and the economy. A proper reading of the Constitution on the property clause enables the state to effect expropriation of land with just and equitable compensation and also expropriation without compensation in the public interest.
“It has become patently clear that our people want the Constitution to be more explicit about expropriation of land without compensation, as demonstrated in the public hearings,” Ramaphosa said in a televised address. 
 
But all these will happen within the legal processes of Parliament, said Ramaphosa. 
 
“Accordingly, the ANC will, through the Parliamentary process, finalise a proposed amendment to the Constitution that outlines more clearly the conditions under which expropriation of land without compensation can be effected. The intention of this ...read more