Public hearings on whether or not land should be expropriated without compensation will start in Kwazulu-Natal. Picture: David Ritchie/African News Agency (ANA) Archives

Cape Town - Public hearings on whether or not land should be expropriated without compensation will start in Kwazulu-Natal on Wednesday.

Parliament's Constitutional Review Committee, in a statement, said the public hearings into a possible amendment of section 25 of the Constitution, will run from Wednesday until Saturday. 

"The committee was instructed by the National Assembly and the National Council of Provinces to ascertain whether a review of section 25 of the Constitution and other clauses are necessary, to make it possible for the state to expropriate land in the public interest without compensation, and propose the necessary constitutional amendments where necessary".

Four meetings are scheduled in different parts of Kwazulu-Natal - in the Zululand District, the Mkhanyakude District Municipality, the Umgungundlovu District Municipality and the Harry Gwala District Municipality.

The public hearings are being held across the country and started last month. 

They are expected to continue until August.

African News Agency (ANA)