South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has said the ruling
African National Congress must initiate a parliamentary process to
enshrine in the constitution a proposed amendment, paving the way for
land grabs without compensation.
Ramaphosa, who vowed to
return the lands owned by the white farmers since the 1600s to the
country's black population after he assumed office in February this
year, said on Tuesday that the ANC would introduce a constitutional
amendment in parliament.
"The ANC will through the parliamentary process finalize
the proposed amendment to the constitution that outlines more clearly
the conditions under which expropriation of land without compensation
can be effected," Ramaphosa, a prominent trade union leader and a close associate of Nelson Mandela, said in a televised address on Tuesday.