When the ANC resolved to alter the constitution to allow the government to seize land without compensation in 2017, King Goodwill Zwelithini was not one of those who thought it long overdue.

For the Zulu king, the ANC’s flagship policy — arguably adopted to ensure its frustrated supporters do not become easy pickings for the EFF — signalled he would lose control over vast tracts of land in KwaZulu-Natal...

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