CAPE TOWN, President Cyril Ramaphosa has appealed to South Africans to handle the dialogue around land expropriation with care and responsibility.
The National Assembly, the lower chamber of the South African Parliament, on Tuesday has passed a motion to look into land expropriation without compensation. The process will be taken to a constitutional review committee to decide whether to amend Section 25 of the Constitution to facilitate expropriation without compensation.
Addressing the House of Traditional Leaders, the upper house of Parliament, here Thursday, the president said there should be no incident of “smash and grab” when it comes to land.
It is a question that we will continue to handle with care and responsibility as the government.” he said. “There will be no small and grab of land in our country.
“I would like to appeal to all our people to desist from driving fear into the hearts of our people about this matter. This matter is serious, it is important and has to be addressed; and we are going to make sure that we are going to address it in the most responsible manner.”
Source: NAM News Network