Ramaphosa said on Thursday that the amendments to sec. 25 of the Constitution will not undermine property rights, but rather broaden the property rights of all South Africans.
The president’s statement comes just a day after US Secretary of State, warned South Africa that expropriation without compensation would do major damage to the South African economy.
Ramaphosa said the change of the Constitution deals with the extension of fundamental rights to all South Africans “and not only to some as in the past”.
The president said if all South Africans were not given access to land, the injustices of the past would not be rectified. It will also limit economic growth in the country.
The land reform process will take place constitutionally and in terms of the national laws.
“Land offenses will not be allowed,” Ramaphosa said.
EFF also had their say on Pompeo’s remarks: