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Land expropriation: Committee chair says failure to amend Part 25 ‘too ghastly to ponder’

Chairperson of the advert hoc committee tasked with amending Part 25 of the Structure, Mathole Motshekga.

  • The chairperson of the advert hoc committee amending Part 25 is glad there’s political will to unravel the deadlock.
  • The committee failed to achieve a consensus on key points on Friday.
  • Bilateral conferences between the events will proceed.

The chairperson of the advert hoc committee amending Part 25 of the Structure, Mathole Motshekga, finds the proposition that the committee might fail to provide you with an modification “too ghastly to ponder”.

Nonetheless, he’s glad there’s “political will” from the events on the committee to discover a “harmonious resolution”.

The committee met on Friday, and Motshekga opened with the next phrases: “The collapse of this course of can be too ghastly to ponder as a result of it will throw this nation right into a disaster far worse than the Zimbabwean disaster.”

He mentioned land invasions are already growing at an “alarming charge”.

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The committee was deadlocked in its deliberations on the type of the modification forward of the earlier deadline of 31 Might. As such, it necessitated an extension to 31 August, which the Nationwide Meeting granted final week.

Regardless that the Nationwide Meeting is in recess, the committee met on Friday to proceed its deliberations.

The EFF did not take part in Friday’s assembly.

The ANC does not have sufficient seats to cross a constitutional modification by itself.

The deadlock is, to a big extent, on account of divergent views on state custodianship.

The EFF proposes that each one land needs to be held in custodianship by the state. The ANC proposes a combined system, which incorporates non-public possession and state custodianship. The DA opposes state custodianship and a constitutional modification.

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Whereas the ANC and DA did not attain a consensus on any points on Friday, Motshekga was glad that persevering with bilateral conferences between events might yield outcomes.

ANC MP Cyril Xaba steered the committee units a deadline to achieve an settlement.

He mentioned:

If that date comes and we nonetheless have not made progress, we should name it quits and report back to Parliament that we could not discover one another.

“That may be the saddest day within the lifetime of this nation,” responded Motshekga. “I believe we should not even entertain calling it quits as a result of this nation would go up in flames.”

He mentioned Friday’s assembly signalled to him that there was a risk of discovering an answer amongst events.

Bilateral conferences between events will proceed, and the committee will meet subsequent Friday.

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