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Zuma officially refers Expropriation Bill back to National Assembly

The president said Parliament failed to facilitate adequate public participation during the processing of the bill.

President Jacob Zuma responds to a debate in Parliament. Picture: GCIS

JOHANNESBURG – President Jacob Zuma has officially referred the Expropriation Bill back to the National Assembly for reconsideration.

In a statement, the Presidency has said Zuma referred the bill back because, in his view, Parliament failed to facilitate adequate public participation during the processing of the bill as required by the Constitution.

The long-delayed bill was passed last year.

It provides for land to be expropriated, not only for the common purpose of the extension of roads or power lines, for example, but also in the public interest, to speed up land reform.

The bill provides for compensation to be determined against a range of criteria and not only market value.

(Edited by Tamsin Wort)

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