A community on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast is taking on the Ingonyama Trust Board over what it says is the illegal sale of its land. Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini has organised an imbizo in Ulundi on Wednesday to discuss conflicts between the Land Expropriation Bill and the Ingonyama Trust. The king has been vocal in defence of the Ingonyama Trust, which is traditional tribal land under his custodianship. The bill threatens the sovereignty of the tribal land, with senior government officials as well as opposition party officials calling for the land to be ceded to, and managed by, the state. Members of the Luthuli clan, who once administered leases in the area through the Umnini Trust, have given the Ingonyama Trust and Inkosi Phathisizwe Luthuli an ultimatum to stop selling their land or they will head to court over the matter. An irate Nhlanhla Luthuli, one of the members of the Umnini Trust, told Business Day on Tuesday that his trust had enlisted the services of the Legal Reso...

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