Emotions ran high at the public hearings into land expropriation held in Marble Hall, Limpopo, on Wednesday, with opposition political party leaders almost exchanging blows. EFF leader Julius Malema and Congress of the People president Mosiuoa Lekota got into a confrontation after the latter allegedly claimed the public submissions were "staged". Tempers flared among members of the public as community members raised views on how the law governing land reform affects their lives. The constitutional review committee started its hearings in the Northern Cape on Tuesday, following Parliament’s decision that it should consult members of the public to ascertain "whether a review of section 25 of the Constitution and other clauses are necessary to make it possible for the state to expropriate land in the public interest without compensation". The committee was empowered to propose the necessary amendments "where necessary". Speaking to reporters after the hearings, Malema said Lekota claim...

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