A meeting of a Ministerial Task Team and National House of Traditional Leaders has resolved that the traditional land would not be affected by the proposed amendment of Section 25 of the Constitution.

The Ministerial Task Team was appointed by the Cabinet two weeks ago to engage the leadership of the National House of Traditional Leaders and leaders of provincial houses on their concerns on land expropriation.

Parliament is currently conducting public consultations on the proposed amendment of Section 25 of the Constitution.

Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister and task team convener, Dr Zweli Mkhize, said this process did not include land under traditional leaders.

“A wrong impression has been created that the discussion on land expropriation includes land in the hands of traditional leaders. Government wishes to clarify categorically that when government talks about land expropriation, we are referring to the 87 percent of the land not the 13 percent that is under the control of traditional leaders and black people. We wish to emphasise that the 13 percent of the land is not under any dispute,” said Minister Mkhize.