President Jacob Zuma. Picture: SUPPLIED
President Jacob Zuma. Picture: SUPPLIED

President Jacob Zuma on Friday officially referred the Expropriation Bill back to Parliament.

"The President referred the bill back to the National Assembly because‚ in his view‚ Parliament failed to facilitate adequate public participation during the processing of the Bill as required by the Constitution of the Republic of SA‚" his spokesperson‚ Bongani Ngqulunga said.

Zuma had already indicated during the state of the nation address (Sona) last week that‚ as the bill stood‚ it did not pass constitutional muster.

"We trust that Parliament will be able to move with speed in meeting the requirements, so that the law can be finalised to effect transformation‚" he said at the time.

The bill provides for the expropriation of land for a public purpose such as building a road or a dam‚ erecting a power line and for land reform.

TMG Digital

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