Cosatu wants SA to reconsider king Goodwill's hold on land

Cosatu wants SA to reconsider king Goodwill's hold on land

- The Congress of South African Trade Unions wants to discuss the Ingonyama Trust and its role in the KwaZulu-Natal community

- Cosatu feels the land owned by the trust can be used to help fight poverty

- The Zulu king stated that anyone who touches the trust is declaring war against the Zulu nation

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Cosatu feels that Goodwill Zwelithini, the Zulu King, is withholding land from the poor who could benefit from it.

Cosatu's KZN leader, Edwin Mkhize, stated that they support the expropriation of land without compensation, and want to see the land under the trust shared as well.

The Zulu king stated that those who touch the Ingonyama Trust and the land it owns would be declaring war against all Zulus.

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Under the Ingonyama Trust, king Goodwill owns almost 30% of the land in KwaZulu-Natal. He said that taking the land from the Zulus will result in a bloodbath.

The Ingonyama Trust was born in 1994 and the land owned by the trust is about 28,000km², according to a report by Business Day.


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Cosatu wants an honest and beneficial discussion about the arrangement and the role of the trust. reported earlier that king Goodwill Zwelithini wanted to meet with the president to get answers on what will happen with the Ingonyama Trust after Kgalema Motlanthe stated that he wants the trust dissolved.

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King Goodwill asked all Zulu people to donate R5, in case he will need to go to court. He wants to fight for their land, in whatever way necessary.

According to reports, the king and president Ramaphosa don't exactly see eye to eye. Apparently, king Goodwill has fallen out with the ANC.

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