The Inkatha Freedom Party has rejected proposals by the ANC for the government to take control of rural land‚ including that owned by the Ingonyama Trust. IFP KwaZulu-Natal secretary Velenkosini Hlabisa‚ talking on Bongani Bingwa’s breakfast show on Radio 702‚ defended the need for the Ingonyama Trust Act‚ under which the trust owns at least 3-million hectares of land."The point of the IFP is that the repeal or the amendment of the Ingonyama Trust Act will disadvantage the black people‚ Amakhosi and his majesty‚ the King of the Zulu nation (Goodwill Zwelithini) because the Ingonyama Trust is holding the remainder of the little pieces of land in SA that is not under the control of well-privileged people‚" Hlabisa said.Former president Kgalema Motlanthe has called for the Ingonyama Trust Act to be repealed or amended and for the trust‚ of which King Zwelithini is the sole trustee‚ to be dissolved. A report compiled by a high-level panel led by Motlanthe declared the Ingonyama Trust Ac...

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