Land reform | WC govt opposing Constitutional amendment bid

eNCA's Gareth Edwards spoke with Western Cape premier Alan Winde. Courtesy of #DStv403

CAPE TOWN - The Western Cape will not support amending land reform sections of the Constitution.

Parliament is looking at amending the Constitution to allow land expropriation without compensation.

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But the provincial government says this will be detrimental to constitutional governance.

"At the end of the day, because it's a Constitutional amendment, you've got to get 75 percent vote in the National Assembly," Premier Alan Winde said.

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"I've already seen Paul Mashatile's comments to say that we have to get the economy going, there's are the kind of things getting in the way of the economy.

"I sincerely hope the ANC realises this is such a detrimental amendment to the constitution that we actually need to withdraw it. They are not going to get a 2/3 majority," Winde said.

"It gives much more certainty to the market and that's what we need."


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