Yesterday’s vote by the ANC, NFP and EFF coalition in the Constitutional Review Committee (CRC) to adopt a recommendation that section 25 of the Constitution be amended to allow for the expropriation of land without compensation is nothing more than a populist move to rig the economy in favour of the politically connected.

South Africans will now be at the behest of powerful politicians, choosing who can have access to land and who cannot. Such power residing in the hands of a few politicians has resulted in mass injustices in countries such as Venezuela and Zimbabwe.

South Africa remains a country of economic ‘insiders’ and ‘outsiders’ and ANC-EFF coalition disguised as righteousness is a betrayal of black South African living outside the economy. The DA will continue to build One South Africa For All – that upholds the Constitution and the rights of citizens.