- Traditional leaders have been very vocal about defending their land against land expropriation
- A South African stated on social media that the Zulu nation is prepared to die defending their king
- Fellow South Africans responded hotly; some stood with him and others against him
Land expropriation is a heated debate in South Africa. The tribal leaders in KwaZulu-Natal are especially fierce when it comes to their land.
Lately, the kings have been talking about defending their land in whatever ways necessary.
A South African shared his opinions and loyalty to the king on social media, and his countrymen reacted passionately - either with him or against him.
The tweep, Siphamandla, stated that the Zulus are a nation and they haven't forgotten how to fight. He added that the Zulus would die for their king and the Ingonyama Trust.
A number of South Africans stood by the tweep, sharing his feelings and conviction.
However, not all South Africans are convinced violence is the best solution.
The debate did not end there, and for every supportive tweet in favour of Siphamandla 's opinion, there was one against it.
Briefly.co.za reported earlier on traditional leaders warning that anyone who tries to take their land forcefully will cause a war. Chief Mwelo Nonkonyana stated that he will defend his land against land expropriation.
Zulu King Goodwill also said anyone trying to take his land will cause a war with the Zulu people.
How do you feel about land expropriation and the Ingonyama Trust ? Let us know on our Facebook page and we could be sharing your thoughts and views.
To stay up to date with the latest news, download our news app on Google Play or iTunes today.
Watch the Top-5: How to be an African president - detailed guide and take a look at what else is happening on Briefly South Africa's YouTube channel.