Section 25: Mbeki says country 'cannot afford' to allow nil compensation for land with improvements

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Former president Thabo Mbeki
Former president Thabo Mbeki
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Former president Thabo Mbeki warned one of the ANC's proposed amendments to Section 25 of the Constitution would lead to a "very serious disincentive to investment which our country cannot afford" and that the party should not proceed with it.

While the ad hoc committee amending Section 25 finds itself in a deadlock on the form of the amendment, the ANC on Friday laid its cards on the table and presented its proposed amendment.

In a missive of more than 5 000 words, Mbeki said the party's national executive committee (NEC) at its meeting in May resolved to continue to discuss the ANC's proposed amendment, even as the parliamentary process unfolded.

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