Constitutional law expert Pierre de Vos explains that land expropriation without compensation can be legally justified.
He says changes to the property clause will have to outline the purposes of the expropriation, such as land redistribution.
De Vos says any amendments to the clause will have to detail specific criteria for cases when compensation is paid and when it is not and prescribe the expropriation process.
Our Constitution doesn't guarantee right to property, it guarantees for everyone not to be deprived of property.— Pierre de Vos, Constitutional law expert
No law may permit arbitrary deprivation of property.— Pierre de Vos, Constitutional law expert
Take a listen to him explain:
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