Land Expropriation Policy Must Go Through Parliament – ANC

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JOHANNESBURG: Briefing media on Monday on the party’s resolutions, the ANC announced its plan to organise a workshop to deal with the feasibility of the party’s land reform policy. 

The African National Congress (ANC) maintains that the party’s policy on land expropriation without compensation cannot be an open-ended resolution, adding that the process has to go through relevant structures before implementation.

Briefing media on Monday on the party’s resolutions, the ANC announced its plan to organise a workshop to deal with the feasibility of the party’s land reform policy. Parliament’s constitutional review committee has also set out its own programme for public participation in reviewing the possible amendment of Section 25 of the Constitution.

The committee has been tasked with the job of looking into the amendment after the ANC supported the EFF’s motion on land expropriation without compensation.

Speaking on Johannesburg based talk radio, Power FM on Monday night, ANC national spokesperson Pule Mabe said it was important that the ANC’s resolutions are given the thumbs up by parliament, who acts as the executive’s oversight.

“These resolutions that the ANC takes, for them to be facilitated as policy, they need to be walked through relevant structures, and part of those structures is parliament,” Mabe said.