Afriforum fails in bid to block Land Expropriation Report

AfriForum’s application to set aside parliament’s adoption of its constitutional review committee’s report on land expropriation without compensation has been dismissed by the Western Cape High Court.

Earlier this month, the committee adopted its final report which recommended that Section 25 of the Constitution be amended.

The latest court development means the National Assembly and the National Council of Provinces can proceed with their scheduled consideration of the report next week Tuesday.

READ: High Court hears Afriforum's bid to have land expropriation report set aside

Eyewitness News reporter Babalo Ndenze has more on the story.

The judgement had to deal with the first part of Afriforum's case to hear the matter urgently.

Babalo Ndenze, EWN reporter

Today's ruling means that next week Tuesday, on the 4th of December, the debate on the actual report can now be deliberated on.

Babalo Ndenze, EWN reporter

Ndenze says a further hearing on the legality of a third-party service provider report used by the committee is still on the table and will be heard at a later date determined by the court.

The second part of the application is more complicated. It will be heard at a later date which will be deteremiend by the two parties. It relates to a service provider report which was submitted to the committee, an analysis of the actual submissions - which one's were valid, invalid or a duplication. There was a two and fro between the two parties about what actually constitutes a duplicate.

Babalo Ndenze, EWN reporter

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