The ANC government must not take land away from King Goodwill Zwelithini‚ but rather allow him to pass it on to individuals in his nation. So says Congress of the People (COPE) leader Mosiuoa Lekota‚ who spoke to TimesLIVE on the issue of land expropriation without compensation. His comment comes after a July 4 land imbizo hosted by Zwelithini in Ulundi‚ northern KwaZulu-Natal‚ where he clearly stated that the proposed move to repeal the Ingonyama Trust Act was targeting him as king of the Zulus in SA. A panel led by former president Kgalema Motlanthe recommended that the Ingonyama Trust Act be repealed and the Ingonyama Trust be dissolved. According to the report‚ the trust’s current practices were inconsistent with the government’s land policy and did not secure land tenure for residents. Under current law‚ Zwelithini is the sole trustee of the Ingonyama Trust. In the wake of the imbizo‚ President Cyril Ramaphosa and the ANC in KwaZulu-Natal said they had no intention of taking aw...

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