Land Reform Minister Defends Policies

Tuesday, June 12, 2012 - 12:57
South Africans will eventually agree that there is a need to amend certain sections of the Constitution to address the land issue, says Nkwinti

Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform, Gugile Nkwinti, says that all ‘firm-minded’ South Africans will eventually agree there is a need to amend sections of the Constitution to address the land question as a national grievance.

In what he termed ‘frank talk’, Nkwinti states that clause 25.3 of the constitution which facilitated the transfer of land actually frustrated the government's economic transformation bid.

In the same vein, Nkwinti has slated critics who had threatened to take the government to court over some aspects of the green paper on land reform which they deem unconstitutional, saying then the constitution must be changed.

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