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Glynnis Breytenbach Quotes on land expropriation without compensation

(Last Updated On: December 5, 2018)

DA Parliamentary Member, Glynnis Breytenbach,  debated in the National Assembly about the now-adopted land report which proposes to amend the South African Bill of Rights to make space for land expropriation without compensation.

Below are some of Glynnis Breytenbach ‘s quotes on the matter.

“The original EFF motion put by the Honorable Malema talked of wholesale expropriation so that land is nationalized and brought into state ownership – and we all know where that will take us.  We have witnessed first hand the concern the EFF have for South Africans in general.” – Glynnis Breytenbach, The Democratic Alliance, 4 December 2018

“The ANC recommendations fall in line with the Nasrec conference where they resolved to support land expropriation without compensation. This is just, again, the ANC giving effect to their policy-making body in red.” – Glynnis Breytenbach, Politicsweb, 4 December 2018

“We acknowledge the terrible legacy of forced land dispossession, the effects of which are still clear for all to see.  We support individual land ownership, and encourage the creation of inter-generational wealth that land ownership brings.  No one will deny the traumatic effect of land dispossession, nor the pain and humiliation that it brought.  It was very painfully obvious during the public hearings around the country.” – Glynnis Breytenbach, The Democratic Alliance, 4 December 2018

“But Madam Speaker, the ANC has had 25 years to address the pressing issue of land reform and has failed miserably.” – Glynnis Breytenbach, Politicsweb, 4 December 2018

“The DA is opposed to an arbitrary amendment of the Constitution because it is totally unnecessary. The Constitution already allows for land reform, in fact it encourages it. The Constitution may already allow for expropriation without compensation where the circumstances warrant it.” – Glynnis Breytenbach, The Democratic Alliance, 4 December 2018

“This election roadshow for the EFF, paid for by Parliament and supported by the ANC, is nothing more than a cruel hoax. It has allowed thousands upon thousands of South Africans to believe that they will each receive a plot of land.  Of course, the ANC has nothing of the sort in mind. In 25 years they have done little to improve the lot of ordinary South Africans.” – Glynnis Breytenbach, Politicsweb, 4 December 2018

“The ANC, the EFF, and their cohorts have abandoned this Constitutional construct in favour of a vote-seeking hoax.  The approach suggested today by the speakers of the ANC and the EFF has been tried elsewhere in the world, and has failed.” – Glynnis Breytenbach, The Democratic Alliance, 4 December 2018

“This approach has yielded only poverty and misery for the landless and the poor wherever it has been implemented anywhere in the world. It is a blueprint for chaos and economic disaster. It deliberately seeks to stoke racial tension, and by definition relies on force, an approach that has no place in a modern, constitutional democracy.” – Glynnis Breytenbach, Politicsweb, 4 December 2018

“No government should be trusted with this much power. Once they have it, it will be very difficult to take away. The Constitution is designed to protect the rights of all South Africans against all governments, including now unthinkable future governments.” – Glynnis Breytenbach, The Democratic Alliance, 4 December 2018

“The DA stands opposed to any abrogation of existing property rights.  These are the bedrock of development and economic growth.  Wholesale expropriation without compensation is nothing other than state-sanctioned theft.” – Glynnis Breytenbach, Politicsweb, 4 December 2018

“The Democratic Alliance will not support it.” – Glynnis Breytenbach, The Democratic Alliance, 4 December 2018