- Title: South Africa's ANC proposes land expropriation without compensation
- Date: 5th July 2017
- Summary: JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA (JULY 5, 2017) (REUTERS) SOUTH AFRICAN AND AFRICAN NATIONAL CONGRESS (ANC) PRESIDENT, JACOB ZUMA, ADDRESSING DELEGATES AT THE CLOSING OF THE PARTY'S POLICY CONFERENCE ANC SECRETARY-GENERAL, GWEDE MANTASHE (RIGHT), AND HIS DEPUTY, JESSIE DUARTE, LISTENING TO ZUMA MORE OF ZUMA TALKING (SOUNDBITE) (English) SOUTH AFRICAN PRESIDENT AND PRESIDENT OF AFRICAN NATIONAL CONGRESS (ANC), JACOB ZUMA, SAYING: "We agree that using the focus for land redistribution must be accompanied by other measures if we are to achieve the goal at the required pace. Where it is necessary and unavoidable, this may include expropriation without compensation - within the law, within the constitution." SOUTH AFRICAN AND ANC DEPUTY PRESIDENT, CYRIL RAMAPHOSA, LISTENING (SOUNDBITE) (English) SOUTH AFRICAN PRESIDENT AND PRESIDENT OF AFRICAN NATIONAL CONGRESS (ANC), JACOB ZUMA, SAYING: "We have many strong recommendations for cleaning up and decisively dealing with corruption in government and within our movement." PARLIAMENT SPEAKER, BALEKA MBETHE, LISTENING VARIOUS OF POLITICAL ANALYST, AUBREY MATSHIQI, SPEAKING TO A JOURNALIST JOURNALIST RECORDING MATSHIQI (SOUNDBITE) (English) POLITICAL ANALYST, AUBREY MATSHIQI, SAYING: "I am not convinced that the ANC met the challenge. Because the challenge for me, amongst other things, was to bridge the gap between policy and reality."
- Embargoed: 19th July 2017 17:49
- Keywords: Zuma ANC policy conference land corruption
- Location: JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA
- City: JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA
- Country: South Africa
- Topics: Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA0016OFZK93
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- Story Text: South Africa's ruling party failed on Wednesday (July 5) to agree a clear plan to get the economy out of recession and tackle near-28 percent unemployment, but risked rattling investors with pledges on nationalising the central bank and expropriating land.
The ANC officially agreed to accelerate land reform, with the possibility of expropriation without compensation as a last resort, without giving any details on how it would navigate the constitution to do this.
Any policies recommended this week need to be ratified at a December conference where President Jacob Zuma's replacement as head of the ANC will be named. With the party deeply divided between factions supporting Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and Zuma's ex-wife Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, a former African Union chair, it may be difficult to come to an agreement.
Political analyst Aubrey Matshiqi sai the ANC had failed to "bridge the gap between policy and reality".
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