Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini has warned of a clash of nations should the state make good on moves to dissolve the Ingonyama Trust board and cede thousands of hectares of traditional land to the state. A defiant Zwelithini was speaking at an imbizo in Ulundi in northern KwaZulu-Natal on Wednesday. The mood and sentiments expressed by the Zulu king have set a sensitive tone for the constitutional review committee hearings to take place in the province from July 18 to 21. "What I want you to know about our history is that the issue we are faced with now is very similar to the one our forefathers were faced with. "This will be the second clash," he told thousands who gathered for the event. Wednesday’s gathering marked the 139th anniversary of the battle of Ulundi, a decisive battle during the Anglo-Zulu War. More than 500 Zulu warriors were killed and King Cetshwayo was forced to flee for safety. He was captured in the Ngome forest and exiled to Robben Island off Cape Town, according ...

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