The DA has vowed to approach the Constitutional Court to challenge the drive to amend section 25 of the constitution, which would allow for expropriation of land without compensation. “The DA opposes the amendment of our precious Bill of Rights, and we will continue to fight it in the highest court in the land,” DA MP Thandeka Mbabama said during a debate on the state of the nation address (Sona) on Wednesday. “The DA will not allow the ANC and the EFF to trample on the rights of South Africans,” Mbabama said. In December, the National Assembly and the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) adopted a contentious report that called for a constitutional amendment to make it explicit that expropriation without compensation could be used to address skewed land ownership patterns dating back to the colonial era. An ad hoc committee led by National Assembly house chair Thoko Didiza has been elected and has already met to start looking at the amendments. The committee consists of 11 voting m...

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