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'ANC will amend constitution if needed'

Sep 21 2011 09:10 Sapa

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Johannesburg - The African National Congress will change the constitution if it proves to be a hindrance to land reform, Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform Gugile Nkwinti said, according to a Beeld newspaper report.

"The constitution has to help the community to advance. If advancement gets stalled then the constitution has to be changed," Nkwinti reportedly told a parliamentary portfolio committee debate on Tuesday.

While emphasising that the debate was purely exploratory, Nkwinti said discussions around land reform and restitution needed to be re-opened.

He said the focus of government policy after 1994 was on reconciliation rather than equality and fixing the wrongs of the apartheid era.

This was the correct policy but government was dealing with a ticking time bomb if these wrongs were not set right.

"If necessary we will alter the constitution to reach our goals," he said.

 
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