The EFF, needing a new reason for their political existence,

The EFF, needing a new reason for their political existence,

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Canada Goose online Melanie Verwoerd: Is it time to panic about land expropriation?Following Nasrec, the ANC became occupied with convincing President Jacob Zuma to resign. The EFF, needing a new reason for their political existence, used canadian goose jacket the vacuum provided by a distracted ANC to table the motion on land in Parliament. By passing the issue on to the Constitutional Review Committee the ANC clearly thought it could buy some time, while getting its own house in order on this issue. Canada Goose online

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Canada Goose sale Mpumelelo Mkhabela: Ramaphosa land announcement reminiscent of Zuma yearsCyril Ramaphosa, president of the ANC, announced that the party had resolved to support an amendment to the Constitution to allow for expropriation without compensation. But, wasn’t this a decision already taken at the ANC conference last year? Canada Goose sale

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