Mabuza must withdraw his statement on EWC
18 March 2021
Deputy President David Mabuza must withdraw the statement that he made in Parliament yesterday where he appeared to insinuate that landowners whose land has been identified for land restitution could potentially lose it through expropriation without compensation.
While answering oral questions in the National Assembly yesterday afternoon, Mabuza made the shocking claim that "the land that is in question for expropriation is restituted land because that land has been claimed by a particular claimant".
If Mabuza’s announcement is now official government policy, it is an unbridled attack on the constitutional right of the current landowner to have their land expropriated with just and equitable compensation.
For landowners who are currently facing uncertainty about their future as a result of the ANC’s ill-advised pursuit of the Expropriation Bill and amendment to Section 25 of the Constitution, this announcement revealed the true intentions of a government that has declared war on property rights. The DA will not allow this subversion of the Constitution to stand.