While millions of South African voters took to voting stations across the country earlier today, Wednesday, 8 May, the Khoisan community was busy with an 'inauguration ceremony' outside the Union Buildings.
According to The Citizen News, a small group of tribesmen in traditional Khoisan attire witnessed their leader - identified only as Chief Khoisan SA - being inaugurated to become “president, king and ruler”, among other titles bestowed upon him.
Programme director, Bishop Victor Gelderbloem, said their Heavenly Father and council made a ruling that today would be the day that the Khoisan leader would be in inaugurated as the first national leader of southern Africa.
He also added that it was a special day to teach the world the truth about southern Africa - that the Khoisan nation was the first nation of this country and land.
“This land does not belong to anyone else, but to the Khoisan nation. Today, we are taking back our land. The people that are voting right through South Africa, their votes are for political parties. Those political parties will be the servants of this Khoisan nation. If you claim you are a political then you are a servant of the people. All the political parties on the ballot papers, from me the national priest of the Khoisan nation… today you have committed to serve this indigenous first nation,” said Gelderbloem.
He added that today’s event was to “present to the world our leader, who will also be your leader”.
The minute group of Khoisan community members have been camping outside the Union Buildings in Pretoria for months, just metres away from the statue of former president Nelson Mandela. They claim that Nelson Mandela’s statue is standing as witness that the land belongs to the Khoisan.
The Chief Khoisan SA said his people had rejected the Traditional Khoisan and Leadership Amendment Bill because the bill did not talk about coloured identity, although they are referred to as coloureds in the government documents.
He added that even though the bill was rejected by the people, the government “sees it fit to pass it through Parliament as well as the National Council of Provinces”.
When Gelderbloem introduced Chief Khoisan SA, he asked him what South Africa can expect from him and how will he lead the political parties as God has ordained him to lead them and this nation.
The Khoisan leader said his kingdom would work with everyone who acknowledged that his people were the original inhabitants of South Africa.
“We will not chase anybody away from this county, because the same country that is our country is also a country that you love and became lovable with. You grew your children in this country. As of today, we as the first nation, we are declaring our sovereignty.”
Nine months ago, Briefly.co.za reported that Khoisan King Khoebaha Calvin Cornelius III informed President Cyril Ramaphosa that the Cape had seceded from the rest of South Africa. In a statement released by King Cornelius, he informed Ramaphosa that the secession had been enacted.
In a video, King Cornelius says he had through a legal and legitimate tribal process enacted the secession of the Cape which would henceforth be known as the Sovereign State of Good Hope (SSGH). In the video, King Cornelius asks Ramaphosa to afford his kingship the same respect that the Zulu King receives.
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