Dalk is dit net verkiesingsfoefies – nee dis plein swart bemagtiging en rassisme – slegs blankes se grond sal gevat word – geen swarte wat grond besit se grond sal weggeneem word nie. Wat het in Zimbabwe gebeur? Daar is ook oor dit geskryf – baie swartes is na 1994 van hul grond verwyder weens minerale eksplorasies – maar was dit hul eiendom met ‘n Titelakte op of ‘n CPA of Trustgrond. Selfs Trustgebiede word nie ontsien nie. Dit word natuurlik vanuit ‘n ANC-DA-EFF-COPE-ACDP nie as rassisme beskou nie, want immers het hulle ingestem in die parlement dat dit slegs blankes se grond is wat gevat gaan word. Vals fronte word geskep. Dit plaas ons in identies dieselfde kategorie as Zimbabwe en ander plekke, waar veral Britse kolonialisme was. Ironies al die “Common wealth” lande se “britse kroongebiede” het ook na Trustgebiede verander. Daar is baie artikels daaroor geplaas hieroor. Dus, wie se opdragte word regtig uitgevoer? Lees maar op wie en wat die “common wealth” is en niks is veilig nie.
It was reported in the Times Live as possible election campaigns – the land question has been the central theme of the ANC’s weekend campaign blitz in KwaZulu-Natal, with cooperative governance and traditional affairs (Cogta) minister Zweli Mkhize on Sunday moving to allay fears of traditional leaders — at the same time trying to secure their loyalty when it comes time to head to the polls.
Please note that after 1994 all the tribal lands (homelands) were changed to Trustlands or registered CPA’s. Currently there are 8840 traditional leaders. Even the Khoi San do have Trustland or registered CPA’s.
The role of Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini and the tribal leaders in administering vast tracts of ancestral land remains under debate. Moves to dissolve the Ingonyama Trust and cede thousands of hectares of traditional land to the state had raised the hackles of Zwelithini, who earlier this year issued a call to arms to defend the traditional land. “I want to start with this land issue … we agree that land is a big issue for black people,” said Mkhize on Sunday. “There is no need to worry about your land because it’s safe. There were conversations recently that made the chiefs think their land will be taken. I want to make it clear that it’s not the case,” he said.
Mkhize was referring to a report by the high-level Panel on the Assessment of Key Legislation and Fundamental Change, which recommended that the Ingonyama Trust Act should be repealed or amended‚ and the Ingonyama Trust should be collapsed.
Zwelithini is the sole trustee of the Ingonyama Trust. “It [the report] wasn’t something we accepted as the ANC. It was a report we knew was being tabled in parliament. We made it clear to the king at the meeting we had to discuss the Ingonyama Trust,” he said.
“This year we want to encourage a partnership between government and tribal leaders on the issue of farming. We want a programme where in each district we have a centre where people who need help with farming can go,” he added.
Mkhize touched on the autonomy of Zulu rule and the powers and functions of the amaKhosi. “We need to fix and address the powers and functions of the chiefs. We have started that process and have a team to get the chiefs to work with Cogta to discuss this matter,” he added.
South Africa’s push for the right to seize land without compensation won’t target property that belongs to black citizens or is controlled by traditional leaders, according to Zweli Mkhize, the minister of cooperative governance and traditional affairs.
Lawmakers started a process to change the constitution to allow for expropriation without compensation in February after the ruling party decided last year to adopt the measure as a policy to speed up giving black people more land. Access to land is one of the symbols of inequality in the nation of about 56 million where wealth and poverty are largely divided along racial lines.
The government met with representatives of the National House of Traditional Leaders over the group’s concerns about the planned redistribution process, Mkhize’s ministry said in an emailed statement on Friday.
“A wrong impression has been created that the discussion on land expropriation includes land in the hands of traditional leaders,” said Mkhize. “When government talks about land expropriation, we are referring to the 87 percent of the land, not the 13 percent that is under the control of traditional leaders and black people.”