Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi has lashed out at the ANC-led government for "salivating" at vast tracts of land under the controversial Ingonyama Trust, saying the emotive land issue has always been central to the liberation struggle.

The outgoing Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) leader, in his swansong speech during the party's national elective conference in Ulundi, KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) on Saturday, said it was "absurd" that two panels had recommended that the Ingonyama Trust Act be amended or repealed.

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