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Basis Education Minister Angie Motshekga Husband Dr Motshekga Is Upset And Breaks The Silence

The parliament national assembly on Tuesday held its plenary meeting to consider, among other things the report from its ad hoc committee to initiate and introduce legislation amending section 25 of the constitution.

The act deals with land reform in South Africa.

The constitution 18th amendment bill provides for expropriation of land without compensation.

However, ANC suffered another setback as land expropriation bill is defeated.

Minority parties joined forces to isolate limping governing party, which had 30 MPs absent at the important sitting in parliament.

Basic Education minister Angie Motshekga husband Dr Mathole Motshekga, a co-chair of the constitutional review committee accused those who voted against the ANC's constitution 18th amendment bill, of being an unholy coalition.

ANC, with only 200 members in attendance at the parliament sitting managed to secure 204 votes. However, it needed 267 for the bill to pass.

What is a land expropriation?

Expropriation means the compulsory acquisition of land from a private person [individuals and juristic persons] by the state for constitutionally circumscribed purposes. Under section 25 of the constitution, an expropriation is legally justified if it serves a public purpose or a public interest.

The parliament geared up to vote on a bill calling for the expropriation of land without compensation with the ANC, insisting that it does not back the whole nationalization of land.

The ANC still insists that the state can only be custodian of certain sections of the land.

The national assembly will require a two-thirds majority or 67% of MPs to vote on the expropriation of land without compensation. But for the bill on the amendment of the constitution for the expropriation of land without compensation to be passed the ANC would require the support of more parties so they can be able to combine 67% of the votes.

But, DA, FF Plus, the ACDP and other minority parties do not back the bill.


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