Zulu king Goodwill Zwelithini wants President Cyril Ramaphosa to sign an agreement promising to exclude territories that the monarch controls from a government land reform drive, eNCA reported on Monday. The ANC is targeting white-owned land for expropriation while also seeking to provide security of tenure to the 17-million people — a third of SA's population — who reside on tribal lands controlled by traditional leaders. The king controls 2.8-million hectares under an entity called the Ingonyama Trust. In September, a senior ANC official said land reform would include issuing title deeds to small-scale farmers on tribal lands — a departure from statements by Ramaphosa, who has pledged to the king that he will not touch the land he controls. ENCA reported that the Zulu king said a signed agreement on the matter was needed, during an address he made to thousands of his subjects in Durban on Sunday. "The president must come here to tell me and the Zulu nation, which I will call to ga...

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