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sriANA reports that trade union Solidarity said on Wednesday that the ruling ANC showed its true colours when President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that the party was in support of changing the Constitution to allow for the expropriation of land without compensation.  

In a statement, head of the Solidarity Research Institute, Connie Mulder, contended that several statements made by the ruling party over the past two days made it clear that the parliamentary process which has seen public hearings into whether Section 25 of the Constitution should be changed to allow for land expropriation without compensation was actually just for the show.  “The initial resolution, as contained in the ANC’s policy documents, is still being pursued with the public hearings just being a show, while the actual decision was being forced through,” Mulder said.  He went on to state:  “Combined with the uncertainty that is prevailing in mining about the Mining Charter, new record levels of unemployment and slow economic growth, it is reckless from government to simply steamroller such a detrimental policy.”

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