Zulu monarch King Goodwill Zwelithini has called on all Zulus to donate R5 each for the fight against the proposed dissolution of the Ingonyama Trust. The king has also vowed that Zulus will never allow that their land be taken away from them and they will be prepared to die over this issue. "Land cannot be removed from the traditional leadership. In fact‚ the land is like the soul of the body of traditional leadership. We will never allow‚ not for one day‚ that we be killed by taking our soul. "Just like Jerusalem is important to Israel and Palestine‚ and just like Mecca is important to the Muslims‚ the land under Ingonyama Trust is also important to us‚" said the king. His comments come after a high-level panel headed by former president Kgalema Motlanthe proposed the disbandment of the trust. Delivering a keynote address at the official opening of the fifth KwaZulu-Natal legislature at the Royal Showgrounds in Pietermaritzburg on Tuesday‚ Zwelithini became emotional about the pan...

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