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THERE will be no Zimbabwe-style land invasions in South Africa because "we do things within the law", President Jacob Zuma has said.
Speaking during a constitutional symposium in Johannesburg yesterday, Zuma did not mention Zimbabwe specifically, but fears that South Africa would go the Zimbabwe route in terms of land invasions had been raised by civil society groups and opposition political parties.
Zuma said the current land redistribution method must, however, be revisited.
"Significant changes will need to be made to the 'willing buyer, willing seller' model. The government is investigating less costly ways of land redistribution."
He said the government was working on a much more "pragmatic" formula. "The general view is that the 'willing buyer, willing seller' model has not worked appropriately or adequately thus far.
"It is very important, however, that it's done within the ambits of the law."
In a wide-ranging address, Zuma spoke about transformation, the independence of the judiciary, defending the Constitution and respect for cultural diversity in South Africa.
He said he would be opening a debate very soon to challenge South Africans to be "in dialogue about ourselves, about who we are". "We have never as a nation tried to unpack this diversity."
The constitutional symposium, organised by the Black Management Forum, was looking at unintended consequences of certain sections of the Constitution. - Sapa