Congress of the People leader Mosiuoa Lekota has asked President Cyril Ramaphosa and Parliament who will decide who gets the land, if they go ahead with plans for land expropriation without compensation.
Ramaphosa told Parliament, during his maiden State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Friday, that the ANC will go ahead with plans to amend the Constitution to allow expropriation without compensation.
Lekota, speaking during Monday’s SONA debate, argued that Section 25 of the Constitution states that no one may be deprived of their property.
It also states that, where there is expropriation, it must be with compensation, he said.
“If you are going to give the land to our people, please tell us: Who is not our people in this country? Am I not one of you?”