Parliament’s Section 25 ad hoc committee resumes work

Parliament’s Section 25 ad hoc committee resumes work

The National Assembly has approved a motion that allows the ad hoc committee to submit their report on the amendment of Section 25 of the Constitution in December.

Corne Mulder in Parliament

The committee had previously lapsed in May due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

On Tuesday, MPs agreed that the committee would continue its work without any changes to the terms of reference.

But the house descended into chaos when they couldn’t agree on whether the amendment should take priority at this time.

Freedom Front Plus MP Cornè Mulder accused the governing party of failing to speed up land allocation.

“Another word for that lovely phrase is that they are going to steal your property,” he said.


Presidency slams report it sent minister to Botswana to discuss Motsepe-Radebe

The Presidency released a statement on Tuesday following a report in online publication Daily Maverick. Presidency spokesperson Khusela Diko says although Dlodlo was meant to meet with Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi on Tuesday, the meeting was not meant to discuss Motsepe-Radebe. The meeting between Dlodlo and Masisi was eventually postponed.

But the Economic Freedom Fighters' (EFF) Floyd Shivambu defended the decision.

“It’s absolute rubbish for an Afrikaner colonial settler to want to suggest that we are hiding.

“We are taking a correct sensible action as the EFF, something we can take from a white colonial settler who wants to protect his inheritance.”

The committee’s new deadline is now set for December 31.

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