- The Zulu King made it known that he and his people will fight to keep possession of their land
- Julius Malema publicly backed the king's comments, saying it is part of the current land debate
- Malema added that he heard white people say worse things
EFF leader Julius Malema seems to be backing up Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini’s views on land expropriation.
The Zulu King spoke about defending the land belonging to the Ingonyama Trust at a gathering of traditional leaders.
Malema stated during a briefing that the king's remarks are nothing when compared to the remarks of white people on the issue of land expropriation.
Briefly.co.za reported earlier that King Goodwill has threatened the government with war if it does not leave the Ingonyama Trust alone when it comes to land expropriation.
In a rallying speech, the King reminded the Zulu people to think deeply about how they should remember to protect this land. He added that they must remember they are Zulu first, regardless their profession, reported EWN.
The Zulu King has also warned the government not to provoke the Zulu nation and again reminded them that KwaZulu Natal is prepared to become its own state, if threatened.
According to EWN, Malema feels that King Zwelithini’s gathering must be viewed as part of the contribution to the debate on land expropriation.
Why should everybody else speak and yet the king can’t speak? Actually, we see the king’s meeting as the most progressive meeting because they’re preparing to receive the public hearings of Parliament, which are going to KZN.
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