- The ANC assembled a task team to handle matters with the Ingonyama Trust
- The team was put together after comments made by Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini during a recent meeting
- The task team is meant to help soothe the fears of traditional leaders while addressing land expropriation
Matters have been getting hot regarding the Ingonyama Trust and land expropriation. There were threats of war and violence, and the ruling political party had to step in.
A ministerial task team has been put together to meet with the disgruntled traditional leaders of South Africa.
This comes after Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini held an urgent meeting with his fellow traditional leaders earlier this week.
King Goodwill said earlier that anyone who tries to take land from him forcibly will be causing a war, according to a report by Briefly.co.za.
The team is under the leadership of Cooperative Governance minister Zweli Mkhize. They will meet with and talk to the National House of Traditional leaders.
King Goodwill is highly upset after Kgalema Motlanthe spoke about expropriating the land in the Ingonyama Trust.
An apology was given to King Goodwill at the meeting on Wednesday on behalf of the ANC.
However, eNCA reports that the ANC has distanced itself from the words of the person who gave the apology, ANC MK Veterans spokesperson Carl Niehaus.
Carl Niehaus has got no such a mandate to represent the ANC, he's an MKMVA spokesperson. The ANC will speak for itself.
Briefly.co.za learned that Fikile Mbalula stated the ANC never sent Niehaus to apologise.
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