ANC Caucus in Parliament condemns EFF disorderly conduct during the Public Hearing On Expropriation of Land without compensation in the Capricorn District in Limpopo

25 October 2020

ANC Caucus in Parliament notes with regret that an important fourth parliamentary hearing scheduled by the Parliament of the Republic of South Africa was today; Sunday 25 October 2020 disrupted by the EFF Capricorn District in Limpopo province.

This public gathering that the EFF disrupted whilst they claim to represent the aspirations of the people exposes the anarchy and rampant lawlessness that has seen the EFF disrupt private businesses and occupy land illegally and is a dangerous pattern that seeks to undermine the rule of law and should be dealt with harshly by law enforcement agencies.

The Caucus further notes that ANC members present throughout proceedings demonstrated high levels of maximum discipline since the beginning of the proceedings in the province on the 22nd October 2020 especially those members  from Giyani who strictly adhered to  and complied with all COVID – 19  Level 1 Lockdown regulations.

The ANC condemns in the strongest possible terms the shameful conduct by the EFF in Polokwane who opted to disrupt the proceedings after arriving late.

The EFF has a responsibility to uphold the rule of law in a constitutional democracy and should refrain from making mockery of public participation platforms aimed at redressing historic injustices by behaving unlawfully.

The ANC Caucus appreciates the cancellation of the public hearing by the Ad hoc – Committee to ensure the safety of the participants who were members of the public and will further ensure through the correct due process that the public participation programme on the amendment of Section 25 of the Constitution is not derailed and that public resources availed for such hearings do not amount to wasteful and fruitless expenditure.

Issued by the Office of the Chief Whip; Hon. Pemmy Majodina

For more information, contact Nomfanelo Kota

Acting Caucus Spokesperson on 067 415 1089