Land expropriation hearings to kick off in Limpopo and Noth West

The public hearings for land expropriation without compensation are expected to start this week in Limpopo and Northern Cape on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Joint Constitutional review committee says it hopes that the public hearings will give it a clear indication on whether the South African believe the Constitution should be amended.

Co-chair of the Constitutional Review Committee Vincent Smith says they have made arrangements for a minimum of 350 submissions per event.

He says they expecting people to behave during these events. They have asked for the assistance of the local law enforcement agencies to keep order.

Read: 'Land expropriation without compensation is a mad idea'

The first security measure is that we are asking people to behave in a mature fashion.

Vincent Smith, Co-chairperson of Constitutional review committee

We are hoping that all these agencies together with our own good behaviour will see things run smoothly and as drama free as possible.

Vincent Smith, Co-chairperson of Constitutional review committee

Smith says the committee as well as the party members members accompanying them have agreed to talk less and let the public do the talking.

We hope that what people committed to is what they will carry out, that we will facilitate these hearings and we will not go there as agitators.

Vincent Smith, Co-chairperson of Constitutional review committee

To hear the rest of the conversation with Vincent Smith, listen below:


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