Section 25 of the Constitution is not the problem when it comes to the question of land expropriation without compensation.
A lack of political will is, according to advocate and author Tembeka Ngcukaitobi.Speaking at an event hosted by the Tshisimani centre for activist education on Tuesday evening in Mowbray, Cape Town, Ngcukaitobi provided his analysis of the election manifestos of three political parties: The ANC, EFF and PAC - and what they say on the land debate.
READ: 'ANC stumbled into land expropriation debate' - NgcukaitobiHe had some harsh words for the ruling party, which he said had failed to make reality the texts of both the Freedom Charter and the Constitution on the issue of land.Ngcukaitobi began by saying that problems with the redistribution of land did not lie with implementation, but rather the structures in place.
"There needs to be political will. There is no need for constitutional amendments, and I told MPs as much," said Ngcukaitobi.
"The ANC [is] using the Constitution as scapegoat.