Johannesburg - Corruption Watch is mulling a legal fight against President Cyril Ramaphosa over his decision to sign the contentious Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Bill into law last week.
The organisation says the bill grants undue rights to traditional leaders at the expense of communities who will be easily dispossessed of their land.
On Friday, the Presidency said the legislation sought to transform traditional and Khoi-San institutions in line with constitutional imperatives and restore the legitimacy of institutions of traditional and Khoi-San leadership in line with customary law.
Corruption Watch spokesperson Phemelo Khaas said Ramaphosa had ignored concerted efforts and campaigns by civil society organisations which highlighted the vulnerabilities of the Bill.
“Corruption Watch (CW), together with a number of civil society organisations, had anticipated that the President would refer the Bill back to Parliament after two panel reports warned that provisions of the Bill are in breach of fundamental constitutional rights,” Khaas said.