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Ad Hoc Committee on Section 25 Seeks Extension to Mandate

May 28, 2020

Parliament

The Ad Hoc Committee to Initiate and Introduce Legislation Amending Section 25 of the Constitution seeks an extension to its mandate.

The Ad Hoc Committee met last week to discuss the extension of its mandate as its tenure expires at the end of May.

The multiparty Ad Hoc Committee tasked with initiating and introducing legislation amending Section 25 of the Constitution to allow for land expropriation without compensation was set up in July 2019.

Public hearings were held earlier this year throughout the country.

“After frank deliberations, the committee has agreed to ask for an extension of its mandate given the fact that the work it was established for has not been finalised.”

According to a committee statement, some public hearings still need to be undertaken.

“The committee asked Dr Motshekga to write to the Speaker of the National Assembly asking her for the extension of the mandate of the committee until such time that it will be appropriate to stop and disband the committee.”