CAPE TOWN - The high court in Cape Town will deliver judgment on Friday morning in the case where civic organisation AfriForum is seeking to interdict Parliament from adopting a report recommending that the Constitution be amended to explicitly provide for land expropriation without compensation.
Judges Vincent Saldanha and Mokgoatji Dolamo on Thursday heard arguments from both Parliament and AfriForum in which the latter is seeking interim relief pending the outcome of an application to the court to have the report by the constitutional review committee (CRC) set aside.
If AfriForum loses its bid for interim relief, Tembeka Ngcukaitobi, for Parliament, told the court it would go ahead and table the report in the National Assembly next week Tuesday for debate and adoption.
Etienne Labuschagne, for AfriForum, told the court his clients were content that there was no meaningful public participation in the CRC process.
"My clients assert a Constitutional right to meaningful participation in proceedings before the constitutional review committee," said Labuschagne.