Committee gets green light for work to amend constitution for land appropriation

Last year the Western Cape High Court dismissed lobby group Afriforum’s urgent application to interdict parliament from adopting the Constitutional Review Committee’s first report on land expropriation without compensation.

On Friday, the new ad hoc committee tasked with formulating the legislation was given the green light to proceed.

EWN reporter Babalo Ndenze says it was assured that parliament can move ahead with amending section 25 of the constitution without any fear of legal challenges.

The assurance is even if they (Afriforum) do that they really have no leg to stand on and will be thwarted.

Babalo Ndenze, Reporter - EWN

Ndenze says the committee was briefed by parliament's own legal services as well as legal experts.

One of them is former judge Albie Sachs, as well as Valli Moosa who was part of a team that formulated the country's constitution... He also gave assurances to the committee that you can even amend the Bill of Rights, which has never been amended before.

Babalo Ndenze, Reporter - EWN

For now they got the green light to go ahead with the programme.

Babalo Ndenze, Reporter - EWN

Listen to the complete discussion below.


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