The government has been handed a political hot potato by the presidential expert advisory panel on land and agrarian reform, which has recommended that the Ingonyama Trust Act either be reviewed or repealed. 

Controversies around the Ingonyama Trust flared up after land expropriation without compensation became a policy position of the governing ANC. Senior ANC leaders were at pains to stress that land under the custodianship of traditional leaders was safe. 

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