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National Aseembly agrees to Redrafting of Expropriation Bill

04 September 2018

The intended redrafting of the Expropriation Bill is supported by the ANC in Parliament as we welcome the withdrawal of the Bill by the National Assembly today.

Section 25 of the Constitution is currently being reviewed by Parliament which will add clarity to the issue of land expropriation without compensation. Therefore, the withdrawal of the Expropriation Bill by the Portfolio Committee on Public Works is logical as it allows the legislature to focus on one process dealing with this important issue.

The Expropriation Bill was initially passed by Parliament in 2016, and returned by former President Jacob Zuma in 2017, due to concerns arising from the public participation process followed by the National Council of Provinces (NCOP). This Bill is now withdrawn and will be reintroduced upon the conclusion of the (CRC) process.

The ANC is committed to the expropriation of land without compensation as informed by the resolution of our 54th National Conference. We are confident that the withdrawal of the Bill, and its reintroduction, will align all necessary legislative processes Parliament needs to undertake in order to implement this important resolution.

Issued by the Office of the ANC Chief Whip, comrade Jackson Mthembu.

Nonceba Mhlauli

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