- President Ramaphosa met with the Zulu king to ease tensions over land expropriation
- A high level panel chaired by former president Kgalema Motlanthe had investigated whether the land under the Ingonyama Trust should be expropriated
- Ramaphosa assured the king that the Ingonyama Trust was safe and the land under its control would not be expropriated
Cyril Ramaphosa has eased tensions between the government and the Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini when he promised that the land that falls under the Ingonyama Trust would not be expropriated.
Briefly.co.za learned that Ramaphosa addressed a group of ANC supporters in KwaDukuza on Saturday and said that he had promised the Zulu king that the trust would not be dissolved according to timeslive.co.za.
He met King Goodwill Zwelithini on Saturday to specifically talk about the Ingonyama Trust and tensions which had built up after a panel was established to investigate the expropriation of land under the control of the trust.
On Wednesday the Zulu monarch gave the government an ultimatum, if they implemented the recommendations of the panel which was chaired by former president Kgalema Motlanthe, then the Zulu people would be forced to push for KwaZulu-Natal to secede.
Earlier this year a motion was passed in the national assembly to allow for the Constitution to be amended in order to allow land to be expropriated without compensation.
Currently, there are public talks being held on the issue to establish how the people felt about land expropriation without compensation before the proposed amendments are put before Parliament.
The motion was brought forward by the EFF and was supported by the ANC.
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