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There’s mixed reaction following the adoption of a motion to expropriate land without compensation.

AgriSA says its worrying not only to farmers but to all property owners in the country.

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) and African National Congress (ANC), along with smaller opposition parties, united behind the motion in the National Assembly on Tuesday.

EFF leader Julius Malema, who brought the motion, assured South Africans that no one will lose their house, flat or factory.

But AgriSA president Dan Kriek says there’s still uncertainty.

“I had numerous calls from farmers who are extremely worried about the future. I call on the President Mr Ramaphosa to take the agricultural sector into his confidence and level with us on what exactly they want to do with this motion.”

Author of the book, The Land is Ours, Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi has welcomed the move.

“I think the parliamentary debate is to be accepted. It is probably, I think, the most decisive intervention post-1994.”

Agri Northern Cape

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