EFF: Expropriation Bill doesn't address colonial past

The party’s spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi says land must be expropriated without compensation.

EFF spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has rejected the adoption of the Expropriation Bill, saying it's based on ethically unjustifiable logic.

Yesterday, the National Assembly passed legislation, which will allow government to expropriate land for public purposes, as a redress to the dispossession of land during colonialism.

The new Bill replaces the apartheid Expropriation Act of 1975.

The EFF's Mbuyiseni Ndlozi says this new piece of legislation still does not provide answers to the colonial question on land.

"We are not supposed to spend any public money in relation to restoring land on the basis of our colonial past. Land must be expropriated without compensation for equal redistribution, to address our colonial past."

Meanwhile, the African National Congress (ANC) has hailed the passing of the Bill as part an acceleration of socio-economic transformation, while the Democratic Alliance -which opposed the Bill - walked out ahead of it being passed.

The Bill will now be sent to President Jacob Zuma to be signed into law.