Opposition parties to take Land Bill to court

Parliament on Tuesday adopted a report that recommends that the Constitution be amended in order to allow for land expropriation without compensation.

Opposition parties are saying that they are ready to take the matter to court.

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Democratic Alliance Parliamentary Chief Whip John Steenhuisen says the process was rushed through and the committee chose to disregard thousands of written submissions and base their conclusions solely on oral submissions.

We will also make the argument that the entire process was preempted and reduced to a sham and halfway through the process the president came on to television and told South Africans that no matter what, the Constitution will be amended.

John Steenhuisen, DA Parliamentary Chief Whip

READ: Land expropriation: MPs vote to amend Bill of Rights for 1st time ever

Steenhuizen claims this process was rushed because there was a push to get everything finished by the end of the year.

This is a committee report that seeks to amend or propose an amendment of chapter 2 of the Constitution and by simply trying to complete the process without taking into account all the submissions made and without engaging with important role players.

John Steenhuisen, DA Parliamentary Chief Whip

He adds that they didn't take this matter to court in the beginning as it would have been premature. However, Steenhuisen sites that every opposition party was opposed to the amendment.

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