MPs to fast-track land move

The Herald (South Africa) - - News - Thabo Mokone

The Na­tional Assem­bly wants to set­tle the is­sue of amend­ing sec­tion 25 of the con­sti­tu­tion to al­low for land ex­pro­pri­a­tion with­out com­pen­sa­tion by March 31 2019‚ be­fore the man­date of the cur­rent par­lia­ment ex­pires.

This is ac­cord­ing to a draft mo­tion tabled by ANC chief whip Jack­son Mthembu.

The tabling of the mo­tion fol­lows the adop­tion of a con­sti­tu­tional re­view com­mit­tee re­port by both houses of par­lia­ment.

In his draft mo­tion‚ Mthembu pro­posed that the house es­tab­lish an ad hoc com­mit­tee in terms of rule 253 to ini­ti­ate and in­tro­duce leg­is­la­tion amend­ing sec­tion 25 of the con­sti­tu­tion.

The draft mo­tion fur­ther states that the house “passes a con­sti­tu­tional amend­ment bill be­fore the end of the fifth demo­cratic par­lia­ment in order to al­low for ex­pro­pri­a­tion with­out com­pen­sa­tion”. –

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