- Jacob Zuma's loyal followers are throwing their weight behind Zulu king Goodwill Zwelithini and the Ingonyama Trust
- The Radical Economic Transformation Defenders announced that they will defend the land owned by the Ingonyama Trust
Some of South Africa's former president Jacob Zuma has promised to stand by Zulu king Goodwill Zwelithini and the Ingonyama Trust.
The Ingonyama Trust is in control of tribal land in KwaZulu-Natal but faces an unknown future.
There have been reports of people wanting to take the land from the trust as part of the land expropriation without compensation movement. It is also said that the trust could be scrapped.
Briefly.co.za earlier reported that Cosatu feels that king Goodwill is withholding land from the poor who could benefit from it.
They support the expropriation of land without compensation and want to see the land under the Ingonyama Trust shared as well.
However, members of the Radical Economic Transformation Defenders (RET) had a meeting and decided to oppose the scrapping of the Ingonyama Trust.
The Radical Economic Transformation Defenders consists of some of Zuma's closest allies. Business forums and church members all stand united under the same banner.
Delangokubona Business Forum and Nafupa SA are some of the more notable members of the RET, according to a report by TimesLIVE.
On Wednesday, 27 June, the group issued a statement saying they will outline a thorough plan on Friday. They are determined to defend the land of the Ingonyama Trust.
Organisations under the banner of Radical Economic Transformation will be responding to the call made by His Majesty King Goodwill Zwelithini Zulu to defend land of Amakhosi against the government land expropriation without compensation.
The RET will also reveal their plans to defend Zuma during his corruption trial.
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