The political ground shifted in Parliament on Tuesday as the ANC and the EFF joined forces to support land expropriation without compensation, and the DA-EFF alliance in the major metros wavered. The ANC also won concessions from the EFF and other opposition parties on the EFF-sponsored motion. The motion was debated on Tuesday in the National Assembly, following which the majority of MPs voted in its favour. The matter will now be referred to the constitutional review committee, which will recommend whether the property clause should be amended. Altogether 241 MPs voted in favour and 83 voted against the motion. Banking Association SA MD Cas Coovadia has warned that expropriation will discourage investment in farm technology and innovation, as well as erode property rights. The DA voted against the motion, a move that could undo its coalition agreement with the EFF and may cause it to lose power in Nelson Mandela Bay, Tshwane and Johannesburg. The EFF and the ANC, which have been b...

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