Members of Parliament debated and voted on 18th Amendment Bill on Tuesday afternoon, 7 December. The Bill sought to amend Section 25 of the Constitution to permit for land expropriation with out repayment.
House Chairperson Cedrick Frolic stated that for the 18th Amendment Bill to be exceeded it would require a supporting vote of 267 votes – a two-thirds majority.
After the votes had been tallied, Frolic said the outcome of the division was a hundred forty five votes in opposition to and 204 votes in guide of the Bill.
“As the desired majority became now not acquired the Bill will not be examine a 2nd time,” said the Chairperson.
The ANC and Al-Jamah vote in favour of the Bill and the EFF, IFP, FF PLUS, ACDP, GOOD, NFP and COPE voted against it. The precise tally of votes in line with birthday party become not audible because of technical difficulties, particularly with virtual vote casting.
However, the House Chairperson said that none of the Members of Parliament abstained from voting.
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