FF Plus addresses UNPO about problems in South Africa, like expropriation without compensation

Wouter Wessels


This past weekend, Wouter Wessels, FF Plus MP, attended various meetings of the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) in Washington DC, America, with the aim of informing the organisation of the problems affecting minorities in South Africa.

Among other things, he brought the proposed amendment to the South African Constitution to make the expropriation of property without compensation possible to the attention of the international community.

As an organisation, UNPO aims to protect and promote the rights of minorities and indigenous groups of people. Thus, the organisation is committed to promoting group and minority rights as well as the right to self-determination.

The ANC government's transgressions as regards language rights, race-based legislation and the increased brutality of farm attacks and murders were also pointed out in the FF Plus's presentation.

The visit forms part of the FF Plus continued efforts to inform the international community about the transgressions in South Africa and is also a particularly significant step in the FF Plus's plan of action to put a stop to the government's intention to amend the Constitution so as to make expropriation without compensation possible.

In terms of the action plan, the party has undertaken to internationalise expropriation without compensation by actively engaging with the European Parliament and governments, the United Nations (UN) and by means of the FF Plus's membership to UNPO.

Representatives from America (Senator Paul Strauss), Catalonia (Spain), Tibet, Taiwan, Uyghurs (China), Khmer Krom (Cambodia), Ogoni (Nigeria), West Papua (Indonesia) and West Baluchistan (Pakistan) also attended the meeting.

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