Thoko Didiza Claims Legislature Has the Power to End Ingonyama Trust

Thoko Didiza Claims Legislature Has the Power to End Ingonyama Trust

  • The Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Thoko Didiza, said the Legislature can scrap the Ingonyama Trust
  • Her statements came after a high-panel discussion led by former president Kgalema Motlanthe recommended that the Trust be done away with
  • South Africans blasted Didiza and pointed their fingers at President Cyril Ramaphosa, accusing him of having a cowardly government

Tebogo Mokwena, a Briefly News current affairs journalist in Johannesburg, South Africa, has covered policy changes, the State of the Nation Address, politician-related news and elections at Daily Sun and Vutivi Business News for over seven years.

Thoko Didiza claimed the Ingonyama Trust can be dissolved
Thokoza Didiza said the Royal Family's Ingonyama trust can be scrapped. Images: Darren Stewart/Gallo Images via Getty Images and Rajesh Jantilal/AFP via Getty Images
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JOHANNESBURG— The Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Thoko Didiza, received a lot of flack on social media following her remarks about the Ingonyama Trust fund and the Legislature's power to end it.

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Didiza talks about the Ingonyama trust

According to Scrolla.Africa, Didiza said in a recent interview on 22 May that the Legislature has the power and capability to scrap the Ingonyama Trust. The Ingonyama Trust is an area of land spread across KwaZulu-Natal under the administration of the Zulu Royal Family.

Didiza's statements followed an outcry from the Royal Family after former president Kgalema Motlanthe led a discussion panel that recommended abolishing the Ingonyama Trust. Didiza explained that the government would have to discuss the possibility of scrapping it with the affected communities before making any final decision.

South Africans are not happy with Didiza's statements

Netizens commenting on @ZANewsFlash's tweet were unimpressed with Didiza's words.

UnknownITellYou said:

"The Legislature also has the power to expropriate land without compensation."

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Mzilankatha said:

"Ramaphosa's government is a government of cowards. They want to expropriate black-owned land to the exclusion of white-owned land."

Owen Ngcobo said:

"Ramaphosa in action. I'm telling you, Ramaphosa is up to no good."

Zipho Kwanda Khumalo said:

"Looks like the ANC's top structure is determined to take their party below 50%. Then again, I'm yet to meet a proud Zulu who will not defend our land even if it means dying."

Francois Charles Ngameni said:

"These people have been wanting this land forever. I wonder why this specific one."

Zulu prince aligns himself with the MKP

In a related article about the Zulu Royal Family, Briefly News reported that Prince Mandlakapheli Zulu joined the MK Party.

Before his membership was confirmed, the royal family member was seen walking with Zuma in a few pictures.

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Tebogo Mokwena (Current Affairs editor) Tebogo Mokwena is a Current Affairs Editor at Briefly News. He has a Diploma in Journalism from ALISON. He joined Daily Sun, where he worked for 4 years covering politics, crime, entertainment, current affairs, policy, governance and art. He was also a sub-editor and journalist for Capricorn Post before joining Vutivi Business News in 2020, where he covered small business news policy and governance, analysis and profiles. He joined Briefly News in 2023. Tebogo passed a set of trainings by Google News Initiative Email:

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