According to this link, only 149 000 of the 700 000 submissions have been tallied so far:
The Constitutional Review Committee has started tallying written submissions regarding the issue of land expropriation without compensation.
But, according to IOL, the committee has been taken to task over its preliminary findings, which go against the populist rhetoric held by both the African National Congress (ANC) and the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF).
Written submissions on land expropriation tell a different story
Vincent Smith, co-chairperson of the committee, confirmed that his organisation had already reviewed 149 000 out of 700 000 submissions.
The kicker: 89 000 people, out of the 149 000 written submissions already reviewed, are not in favour of having the Constitution amended to allow for land expropriation without compensation.
President Cyril Ramaphosa initially stated that the public review process had revealed overwhelming support for Constitutional amendments.
EFF Commander in Chief, Julius Malema, also built his entire position on land reform on the notion that the majority of South Africa was in favour of land expropriation without compensation.
EFF outraged by preliminary findings
But the preliminary results show a different story – as was earlier expected.
Now, the company tasked with reviewing all written submissions is being called in to answer by the EFF.
EFF representatives have accused the company of pushing a certain political narrative and operating outside of its stringent mandate.
Smith, who is also an ANC MP, confirmed that the company would be called in to explain its preliminary findings, saying:
“We will get the terms of reference on the company. We will call them next week Wednesday.”
In an earlier report, questioning whether the ANC had fumbled the submissions process, it was revealed that the public hearings process attracted 24 000 people, with only 2 700 of them officially offering oral submissions on the issue of land expropriation without compensation.
This, compared to the 700 000 written submissions received.
In a panic, the ANC’s top brass slammed members involved with the review committee for focusing all their energy on the public hearings process, while neglecting written submissions.
once you clear away all the mambo jambo, the EFF is being used (because they're dumb enough) to drive the expropriation thing for government - who are using them to get land for next to nothing. When it fails to be productive after a while, they will sell it off. And no, not for a small fee...
I may have just had a Eureka moment. There is a hidden agenda with our president. He has been pushing through LEWC very hard, knowing what it could do to the economy. Isn't there a piece of land somewhere that he wants to obtain for mining but could not this far because of being blocked by an owner. Its worth looking into.