Land expropriation not all about "willing seller willing buyer" - Nkwinti

The Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform Gugile Nkwinti briefed members of the media on Tuesday about the latest land reform developments in South Africa.

The Minister started the briefing with a moment of silence to pay tribute to South Africa's struggle icon Ahmed Kathrada who passed away in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

EWN reporter Gaye Davis says it was a moving moment when the Minister spoke about Kathrada and the person that he was.

The Minister made it clear that currently there is expropriation of land with compensation which is in line with the Constitution, says Davis.

However, he acknowledged that there will be a discussion at the upcoming ANC conference. It will deal with a resolution taken in Mangaung in 2012, which President Jacob Zuma has been speaking about of late. Zuma has said there's a need for a law which allows for expropriation without compensation.

Once that decision has been taken at the ANC's Policy Conference, then it will be endorsed at the National Conference in December 2017.

Gaye Davis, EWN parliamentary reporter

The Minister says it is not just about 'willing seller, willing buyer' there are other criteria which have to be taken into account including the historical acquisition of the land...

Gaye Davis, EWN parliamentary reporter

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