South African parliament passes motion to expropriate land without compensation


A motion by South Africa’s radical opposition party, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) on land reform has been passed by the country’s parliament.

The motion sponsored by the EFF’s leader Julius Malema calls for a constitutional amendment that allows for land expropriation without compensation.

It received backing from the ruling African National Congress (ANC) which controls about two-thirds of South Africa’s parliament.

The opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) however opposed the motion arguing that changes to Section 25 will undermine property rights and scare off potential investors.

The motion…

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