The land-use policy being put together is not going to undermine the economy or food production and there is no need for panic, says ANC deputy secretary-general, Jessie Duarte. Duarte said on Thursday at an ANC briefing at Luthuli House in Johannesburg that panic was being stimulated by some people talking about SA being "another Zimbabwe". "That is nonsense… Every South African who understands that the future does lie in growing our economy and undermining poverty will work with us on this question and not start unintended panic," she said. There has been widespread panic on the land question following the ANC partnering with the EFF in Parliament this week to vote through a motion supporting land expropriation without compensation. They were supported by smaller parties such as the IFP, the National Freedom Party, AgangSA and the African People’s Convention. The matter will be referred to the constitutional-review committee, which will recommend whether the property clause in the...

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