Changing the Constitution to allow expropriation without compensation is not intended to punish anyone, but to address historic injustices, said the chairperson of South Africa’s ad hoc committee working on such an amendment, Mathole Motshekga. This, News24 reports, after the committee heard oral presentations from organisations, including AgriSA executive director Christo van der Rheede, who said: “We need to find a common solution, not one that is aimed at punishing people, or destroying the economy…”. Head of land affairs at AgriSA, Dr. Annelize Crosby, meanwhile said it should never be understood to say it was opposing land reform, its concerns were how it was done and the consequences of the way it was done.