MPs to fast-track land move
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”. –