Land imbizo: Speakers call for kingdom state

There’s been a call for all those who arrived as indentured workers to leave the province and that the 'Natal' part in the naming of KwaZulu-Natal be dropped.

Amabutho (Zulu warriors) are seen at uLundi during the land imbizo called by Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini. Picture: EWN.

ULUNDI - The land imbizo called by Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini is now underway in Ulundi, where speakers have called for a kingdom state and for foreigners to leave the province.

There have also been harsh words for former president Kgalema Motlanthe, who led the high-level panel which has recommended that the three million hectares under the Ingonyama Trust be transferred into the hands of the state.

“UMotlanthe uyadelela, uyasidelel’ amaZulu." (Motlanthe is disrespectful, he is disrespecting Zulus.)

That’s the song the warriors sang, slating Motlanthe and accusing him of insulting the Zulu nation.

So far, speakers include those from the African Basic Movement, the Johannesburg House of Traditional Leaders and the movement calling themselves RET Champions.

On behalf of the MKMVA, Carl Niehaus has questioned why the land that is already in the hands of black people, through the Ingonyama Trust, is being targeted.

“Let’s talk about what must happen with the land that must be transferred without compensation of those white owners who have been the benefactors of white colonialism.”

There’s been a call for all those who arrived as indentured workers to leave the province and that the “Natal” part in the naming of KwaZulu-Natal be dropped, to remind those who aren’t from the province that they are visitors to this land.

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