Expropriation: AfriForum submits memorandum, petition to Parliament

AfriForum

0
Expropriation: AfriForum submits memorandum, petition to Parliament. Photo: AfriForum
Expropriation: AfriForum submits memorandum, petition to Parliament. Photo: AfriForum

The civil rights organisation AfriForum submitted a memorandum and petition at Parliament today in which objections are raised against the proposed process of expropriation without compensation. A petition that was signed by nearly 250 000 concerned members of the public, in which objections against expropriation without compensation are raised, was also submitted to Parliament.

Ernst Roets, Deputy CEO of AfriForum, says that the government’s resolution to make expropriation without compensation possible is based on a crooked image of the past, a deceptive land audit and a distorted concept of basic economic principles.

The memorandum contains a summary of AfriForum biggest objections against the proposed process to amend Section 25 of the Constitution to empower the state to expropriate property without compensation.

A report, wherein the reality of land ownership in South Africa is set out, was submitted along with the memorandum. The purpose hereof is to show to Parliament that the decision made earlier this year regarding expropriation without compensation is based on a deceptive state audit.

Roets explains that although AfriForum raised objections against amending the Constitution and reserves its rights to oppose the process in court, the organisation believes that it is important to lay the facts regarding expropriation without compensation and the potential destructive results thereof on the table.

AfriForum will also write to Parliament with the aim of making oral presentations to Parliament regarding this issue.

Read the original article in Afrikaans on AfriForum

South Africa Today – South Africa News

Related Post

BLF calls for slaughtering of whites, including wo... On the 8th of December 2018 the leader of BLF, Andile Mngxitama, declared war on white people in South Africa. He associated white people with the act...
Bosasa: ‘No contract or record of the R500k ... Bosasa, now African Global Operations, claims that there is no contract between the company and Cyril Ramaphosa's son Andile. According to Joe Gumede,...
Drug dealers bust in SAPS raids across Cape Town An intelligence driven operation was conducted on 7 December 2018, between Mitchells Plain SAPS members and the Provincial Tactical Response Team (TRT...
Bags of compressed dagga worth R1.6 mil confiscate... Police in Pixley ka Seme Cluster made a major breakthrough by arresting two male suspects who were transporting compressed dagga. The suspects were ar...
Disclaimer: The views of authors published on South Africa Today are their own and do not necessarily represent the views of South Africa Today. By viewing, visiting, using, or interacting with SouthAfricaToday.net, you are agreeing to all the provisions of the Terms of Use Policy and the Privacy Policy.