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President Cyril Ramaphosa warned on Sunday that land invasions would not be tolerated as the ruling African National Congress (ANC) moves to change the Constitution to expropriate property without compensation. Land remains an emotive issue two decades after apartheid’s fall, despite government programmes aimed at redistribution to narrow glaring racial disparities in ownership. Speaking to the media in televised remarks near Pretoria after spending the day on a voter registration drive, Ramaphosa was asked about invasions this week of vacant land in Midrand that provoked clashes with police. "We should not tolerate disorder and lawlessness of that type. Nobody has any right to invade land, to violate other people’s rights," Ramaphosa said. "All those who want to invade land – they will get to know that we will not allow that." Gauteng Premier David Makhura said the invaders were not local homeless or landless people and that the invasions appeared to be "organised". The ANC’s propo...

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