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South Africa farm SEIZURE: Land reform plans SCRAPPED – but NEW bill is on way INSTEAD
SOUTH Africa has withdrawn a farm expropriation bill just days after President Donald Trump tweeted he was closely watching the situation – but the bill is set to be replaced by a new act given the government more powers
The African National Congress (ANC) said that the bill which would have the power to take land away from white farmers to rebalance racial disparities needed to have further consideration.
The bill has been going through parliament for the last two years.
Nonceba Mhlauli, a spokeswoman for the ANC’s chief whip, said: “The bill in its current form would need to be re-considered in light of the process of reviewing Section 25 of the constitution for the expropriation of land without compensation.
“Were the bill to be re-introduced, it would contain a clause or clauses reflecting expropriation of land without compensation if that is the way that South Africans have chosen to go.”
The government is trying to change the status quo where the white community who only make up eight percent of the populations own 72 percent of the farms.