Expropriation without Compensation – Help from international firm

By Du Ross Gasperi, Human Rights Defender Firm

Expropriation without Compensation – Help from international firm
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There has been much written over the last quarter of 2019 and indeed this year about EWC.

The ANC through the Department of Public Works has for years planned to amend Section 25 of the Constitution.

There are many members of the public that vacillate regarding EWC.

Make no mistake EWC proposes cutting out the courts by transferring decision-making control around which property can be expropriated, and at what price, from the judiciary to the state. At the stroke of a minister’s pen, Your title deeds could become worthless.”

In fact, the South African democratic system would be considered by Ancient Greeks as oligarchy, meaning, ruled by the few, as opposed to true democracy, which means “power, control by the people,”.

In modern systems, we, the people, do not rule—we elect people to represent us and entrust them to make decisions for the better good for all.

“The ANC is trying to make expropriation without compensation appear as a benign tool of transformation. Make no mistake, it’s a potent weapon in a kleptocracy’s arsenal to subjugate and steal from the people of South Africa.

The tone of EWC is much like a Shakespearean tragedy which reminds oneself of William Shakespeare in one of his lauded Plays when:

Brutus delivers this speech to Cassius in Scene 3 of Julius Caesar. He says:

There is a tide in the affairs of men, which taken at the flood, leads on to fortune. Omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound in shallows and in miseries. On such a full sea are we now afloat. And we must take the current when it serves or lose our ventures.

This paragraph, centuries later elegantly presents itself to the current situation facing South Africa being the complex idea of interplay between free will and fate of human beings.

Having observed the failed attempt in 2018 by one Civil Rights Organization regarding stopping EWC in the Courts, it came to pass that the “only” path available to stopping the EWC Juggernaut is “Internationally”.

By the end of the Second Quarter of 2019, having come to the realization that no domestic body, group or organization would indeed use international mechanisms to stop the EWC juggernaut, we then proceeded to file internationally in the Third Quarter of 2019.

In the last Quarter of 2019, our International Submission of Complaint against the Republic of South Africa had been officially accepted.

Our International Submission of Complaint is to be heard before an International Commission from the 19th February to 4th March 2020.

Your readers and indeed the general public are afforded the luxury of our engagement, participation which has been done thus far and will continue to be played out by ourselves as “Complainant” internationally.

Your readers may ask themselves why an international firm would internationally file on behalf of citizens of South Africa in which they themselves have no financial interest at stake in the mechanisms of EWC.

We believe as a Human Rights Defender Firm it was solely up to us to avail ourselves of an opportunity or a warning sign., as if to miss this time frame opportunity, would mean that Citizens of the Republic of South Africa would be trapped in miserable and disappointing shallows which they will suffer its consequences for decades.

Our International Submission of Complaint hearing before an international commission will not be the end of what is required internationally, but only the beginning to the end.

If you indeed wish to contribute to our International Filing Campaign then you are most welcomed to participate in any donations via paypal using [email protected]

There has been a recent flurry of many in media in South African calling for unity to fight expropriation without compensation, yet when those that have called for such unity are indeed reached out to, then the silence is deafening.

We believe that the only way to stop the EWC Juggernaut is on the current trajectory that we have engaged, participated and currently strategically involved in as “Complainant” internationally against the Republic of South Africa.

Du Ross Gasperi, Human Rights Defender Firm, www.human-rights-defender.com