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The ANC in parliament has suggested that its veteran MP Vincent Smith is being targeted because of the governing party’s position on expropriation of land without compensation.
Smith, who was recently appointed to head parliament’s portfolio committee on justice, is also co-chair of the constitutional review committee, which is holding public hearings in parliament on the contentious issue of expropriation without compensation. The ANC has made it clear it supports an amendment to the constitution that would make it clear how land could be expropriated without compensation.
City Press reported on Sunday that Smith had been paid "at least" R670,000 by facilities company Bosasa over the past three years and had accepted security installations at his home valued at R200,000.
DA chief whip John Steenhuisen said he would report Smith to parliament’s ethics committee, as the company had in the past secured more than R10m in government contracts.
ANC chief whip Jackson Mthembu, who held a ...
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