President Cyril Ramaphosa made an announcement late on Tuesday that the ruling party will move to amend the Constitution to allow for expropriation of land without compensation.
Ramaphosa made the announcement in a 6-minute video.
Political Analyst, Prof Lesiba Teffo say if it wasn't for the EFF the ANC wouldn't have taken a reckless and less thought through policy position.
The operative word there is clarification. The Constitution as it is provides for expropriation with compensation, and equally it provides for expropriation without compensation if it is in the public interest.— Prof Lesiba Tefo, Political analyst
The question is have we done that and failed? If we have failed, then let's opt for something new. In all the instances where there was expropriation of land, can we look back and say we succeeded, can we look back with pride and say this was achieved?— Prof Lesiba Tefo, Political analyst
Tefo questions the purpose of the current process of public hearings that is currently underway in different provinces if a decision to amend the Constitution is already taken?
Those who are tasked with presiding over taking care of matters of the state mustn't take people for granted and at the same time, they must be circumspect and prudent when they use the public purse.— Prof Lesiba Tefo, Political analyst
To hear the rest of the conversation with Prof Lesiba Tefo, listen below: