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Ad Hoc Committee on Section 25 to Hold Hearing in Limpopo

November 5, 2020

Parliament

The Ad Hoc Committee to Initiate and Introduce Legislation Amending Section 25 of the Constitution will return to Polokwane in Limpopo this coming weekend to hold the public hearing it had to cancel recently.

The ad hoc committee, in a statement, confirmed that the public hearing will be held on Saturday in Polokwane.

According to the ad hoc committee, the original public hearing was cancelled due to disruptions caused by certain groupings.

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.

Earlier this year, the national assembly (NA) re-established the ad hoc committee.

In a statement, parliament declared that the “outbreak of the Coronavirus affected the Committee’s programme, and its term expired on 29 May 2020 before it could complete its mandate”.

“The NA agreed to re-establish the Committee with the same composition and powers as its predecessor and instructed it to incorporate in its work the proceedings and all the work of the previous committee until its term expired.”

The ad hoc committee chairperson, Dr Mathole Motshekga, confirmed that the original programme for hearings will be adhered to and further requests for hearings will not be considered.