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No need to panic over parliamentary process on land reform - Sisulu

04 March 2018 - 15:48 By Timeslive
Lindiwe Sisulu. File photo.
Lindiwe Sisulu. File photo.
Image: Trevor Samson

Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Lindiwe Sisulu has urged the international community not to panic over the parliamentary process on land reform.

In a statement on Sunday‚ Sisulu said she had noted a number of international organisations and individuals commenting on the parliamentary processes in South Africa in relation to land distribution.

“There is no need to panic or be alarmist‚” she said.

“The President has already said in Parliament and in a number of public platforms whilst addressing various stakeholders that there is no need to panic; that the matter is being handled properly for the benefit of all South Africans; that views and concerns of all South African stakeholders will be considered during the Parliamentary processes and that Parliament will take a decision for the benefit of all South Africans.

“There is a parliamentary process under way and all stakeholders‚ domestic and international‚ must respect that process and also take advantage of that process to make their input. The President remains committed to engage all stakeholders during this process‚" Sisulu said.

She added: "The international community played an important role in the fight against apartheid and all its repressive and discriminatory policies. We invite members of the international community to continue supporting our efforts to reverse the legacy of apartheid."