King Goodwill Zwelithini holds land imbizo

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Thousands of people are on Wednesday expected to descend on Ulundi, north of KwaZulu-Natal, to attend an imbizo convened by Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini.

At the centre of the imbizo is the land debate which has attracted opposing views from the society.

The King has in the past accused government of trying to take away land from his people.

This follows the proposal by the High level panel, led by former President, Kgalema Motlanthe, that the Ingonyama Trust should be scrapped.

The Zulu King wants the Trust to remain intact.

At the dawn of democracy the apartheid government signed over control of at least three million hectares of land in rural KwaZulu-Natal to the Zulu King.

Traditional leaders currently manage the land on behalf of the monarch.

Now the panel led by Motlanthe has said ordinary people don’t benefit from the land under the Ingonyama Trust.

It recommended that the Trust be scrapped and people be granted title deeds.

The Zulu King has in the past said he will not give government the land his forefathers fought for.

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