Constitution can be amended, says Cyril Ramaphosa
The ANC is committed to tackling the land question, including amending the Constitution, says the deputy president
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa appeared sympathetic to calls to change the Constitution to facilitate land expropriation without compensation in Parliament on Thursday. Responding to questions in the National Assembly from the EFF, Ramaphosa said the land issue was vitally important. There were various ways for the government to tackle the land question, including amending the Constitution, he said. "Admittedly, amending the Constitution is a strategy … implementing what is in the Constitution is another strategy. The ANC’s commitment is deep and thorough. We will solve this problem," Ramaphosa said. President Jacob Zuma last week contradicted his party when he repeated his earlier statement that the government would undertake a "precolonial" land audit and change the Constitution to facilitate expropriation without compensation. The president said the principle of willing seller, willing buyer was not effective. During the question-and-answer session in Parliament on Thursday, Ra...