Farmers in Limpopo on Thursday warned of job losses, food shortages and an economic crash should the Constitution be changed to allow for expropriation without compensation. A large number of concerned farmers attended the land expropriation public hearings in Mokopane, Limpopo. The Joint Constitutional Review Committee was in the province this week, consulting members of the public about expropriation without compensation. A farmer who did not identify himself said he had told his employees before attending the hearings that they would lose their jobs if the government changed the law. The farmers rejected President Cyril Ramaphosa’s assurances that the economy would not be harmed if expropriation without compensation was included in the Constitution. "When I heard Ramaphosa say we have to make these changes without affecting food security and the economy, I was laughing because it is not possible to rip out a cornerstone of a free market economy in SA. The next thing there will no...

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