AGRICULTURE NEWS - The National Assembly recently passed a motion to establish an ad hoc committee to draft a Constitutional Amendment Bill to amend Section 25 of the Constitution to allow for the expropriation of land without compensation.
The motion, tabled by ANC Chief Whip Jackson Mthembu, was approved by 183 MPs, and opposed by 77.
Nobody abstained. This followed after both houses of Parliament adopted the report by the Constitutional Review Committee that recommended that the Constitution be amended.
The parties who opposed the motion included the DA, COPE, ACDP, FF Plus and the IFP, while the ANC, EFF, UDM, APC and NFP supported the motion.