The King of the Zulu people and traditional leaders in the province opposed the recommendations made by former president Motlanthe, chairperson of the High level panel, that land under the Ingonyama Trust be surrendered to the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform. In July 2018, during an Imbizo that the King had called, he said: “Our kingdom is here to stay and your land is going nowhere as long as I’m alive.” In October 2018, at the Umkhosi we Lembe commemoration of King Shaka Zulu announced that he was partnering with Afrikaner lobby group Afriforum who were also opposed to expropriation of land without compensation.
The Ingonyama Trust Board says even though it’s ready to go to court over the land issue, there is still room for dialogue. The Trust set out its position, following King Goodwill Zwelithini’s statement at the annual Reed dance in Nongoma northern KwaZulu-Natal, that he was ready to go to court to fight attempts to repeal the Ingonyama Trust Act. The trust, which was enacted before the 1994 elections, controls three million hectares of land of which the King is the sole trustee.
Prof Ruth Hall, from the University of the Western Cape’s Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies – and panellist joins us now from our Cape Town studios
Enige land reik paspoorte uit – en sou die 10-15 etniese volke onafhanklikheid verkry het, sou dit elkeen nuwe lande gewees het en almal sou dan paspoorte uitreik vir enige toeris of immigrant wat hier wil werk. Is nie net swartes wat paspoorte sou moes kry nie, maar blanke Afrikaners en Boere, elkeen sou dit gekry het. Dit is nou regtig geen oortreding om bewys van reis saam te dra as mens ‘n ander land besoek of werksaam gaan wees nie.
Indien enige persoon Amerika, Australie of Engeland of selfs EU lande besoek, is daar paspoorte en visums nodig. Dis hoe toeriste beheer word en terroriste uitgehou word uit jou gebied waar hard aan gebou word. Ons almal kla steen en been oor al die ongedokumenteerde immigrante wat Suid-Afrika binnesypel sonder die nodige dokumentasie en sodoende sypel alle misdadigers met gemak ‘n land binne. Dus, wie word eintlik beskerm? Beide, die toeris en die burger. Dit help ook om statistieke ordentlik te bepaal wie en hoeveel in die land is. Dus verkies die Zoeloekoning en al sy hoofmanne al die ongedokumenteerde immigrante in die land. Dus, moet mense daarmee vrede maak indien tradisionele leiers dit goedkeur.
‘Apartheid cut up kingdom’: King Zwelithini recalls bid to take away Ingwavuma
King Goodwill Zwelithini has taken a swipe at the apartheid government for dividing his kingdom, even requiring passports for people to cross over to Umzimkhulu. Zwelithini labelled the move as “unheard-of nonsense”.
The king was speaking in Kokstad on Sunday where he welcomed about 280 initiates.
The king said it was puzzling that the business hub of Kokstad had once been removed from KZN and designated as a white South African territory.
He further said the apartheid government was so brazen, it even created a border in the town of Umzimkhulu.
During this part of his speech he spoke about the 1982 failed attempt by the apartheid government to cut off Ingwavuma from the then-homeland of KwaZulu and incorporate it into the neighbouring kingdom of eSwatini.
The apartheid government negotiated with the late King Sobhuza of eSwatini to block Umkhonto we Sizwe fighters from using the Ingwavuma crossing point. In return, the king demanded that the apartheid government give his country the Ingwavuma portion, which he claimed historically belonged to his kingdom.
The apartheid government agreed and signed the incorporation agreement. However, the move was aborted when Inkosi Mangosuthu Buthelezi, as the chief minister of the homeland, challenged the move in court and won.
“They once divided the Zulu kingdom and said Kokstad is in Natal and Umzimkhulu is in the Eastern Cape. These people were very arrogant. How can you come and divide other people’s land and its people, give it to others without consulting them? They divide it until there are times people are required to use passports to cross over. We used to visit each other without a problem They did this just to undermine us. Just like what they did in 1982 when they wanted to take Ingwavuma land and give it to certain people (eSwatini). We fought hard to stop that,” the king said.
The king also spoke against gender-based violence, telling men to stop killing and raping women. He said true men know that a woman deserves to be treated with respect.
“From the beginning of this month, everyone, wherever he is, must, when he meets with a woman, protect her instead of thinking of sleeping with her and later kill her No one should look at her and think he must sleep with her The best respect a man can do for a woman is protect her and escort her home safely From now onwards in the Zulu kingdom, the killing of one another must come to an end,” he said.
He also expressed his joy that all the 280 boys who took part in the health department’s supervised process of circumcision came back alive. He blasted unqualified people for carrying out circumcisions, resulting in loss of life.
King Goodwill Zwelithini has for the first time vented his anger about the recommendations that the Ingonyama Trust Board either be scrapped or its powers reviewed to give rural people of KwaZulu-Natal powers over the land they occupy.
The king was addressing hundreds of women during the fourth day of the Isivivane ceremony held at his Khangela Palace outside Nongoma, Zululand, yesterday.
Among the recommendations of the presidential advisory panel set up by President Cyril Ramaphosa was that the trust should be stripped of its powers to control rural land on the king’s behalf.
The king is the sole trustee of the Ingonyama Trust Board, which is reportedly in charge of 29.67% of the province’s rural land.
The king said he was dismayed when he returned from Britain late last month to be welcomed by the panel’s recommendations.
He said members of the panel did not understand the living conditions of his people.
“I was never consulted about what I heard on my return. I hear that your land is going to subdivided and handed to people, of which some of them are captured as there is a state capture commission.
“I am happy that former premier (Willies) Mchunu said last year that there had been no discussions about the matter when he was the premier,” he said.
“I have not heard Premier Sihle Zikalala commenting about the matter. I am waiting for whoever is going to talk to tell me straight,” he said.
He said the recommendations were shocking.
“Even if I am so bad, you cannot be told to abandon your kingdom where there is no theft. They want you to be under people who have been found by courts and investigations to be men and women who cannot be trusted,” he said.
He said while he was still looking at the recommendations, he realised that “these people don’t know you”.
“They think that you are sheep who are only good when it comes to votes. They don’t know that our fathers’ land is yours. It is for your children and your husbands,” said the king.
He called on the women to support him in defending his land “because to me you are not voters”.
He said he was being provoked.
“As my followers, don’t fall asleep. You must know that our kingdom will collapse during our time if we accept this. History will judge us harshly,” the king said.
He called on young people not to be tempted with money to give away their land.
“They will be nothing without land. Our ancestors protected this land for our benefit. We are also defending this land for our children. Therefore young people should work with me from now on.
“Whites placed a bag of money and a bag of soil in front of my grandfather, King Solomon, and asked him to choose, and he chose soil over money.
“My father (King Cyprian Bhekuzulu Nyangayezizwe) also did not accept white people’s lifestyle. How can I abandon my ancestors?”
He warned that if the land was taken away from the trust, rural people would be subjected to paying rates for the property, just as city residents had to pay rates even though they had paid for their properties in cash instead of bonds.
“This land cannot be taken away during our time. I will talk a lot about this during Umkhosi Womhlanga on September 6.
“For now I am giving all sectors of traditional leadership time to digest this insult and provocation,” he said.
Land belonging to the Zulu nation will not be expropriated by the national government, Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini told thousands of people attending the annual Shaka Day celebration in Durban on Sunday.
Using his annual speech at the event – which marks the death of the Zulu nation’s most famous leader Shaka – Zwelithini demanded that President Cyril Ramaphosa not only visit him again but give guarantees that the Ingonyama Trust would not be targeted in the country’s much-debated land reform programme.
Ramaphosa’s previous visit in June caused a stir when he was accused of kneeling before the king at the official palace in Nongoma in Northern KwaZulu-Natal. Ramaphosa later explained he was merely bending down to show the king a book on cattle.
Zwelithini has been particularly vocal about the nation-wide debate on whether or not to change the Constitution to allow the state unfettered power to expropriate land without compensating the owner.
His anger stems from recommendations made in a report called the “High-level panel on the assessment of key legislation and the acceleration of fundamental change”, chaired by former president Kgalema Motlanthe and released in November last year.
In the report, it was stated the Ingonyama Trust was likely unconstitutional and its existence should be reviewed in any land reform debate. It also questioned why the trust provided few services to those occupying the land, yet it generated in excess of R96 million from rentals.
The trust owns about 29.67 percent of mostly deep rural land in KwaZulu-Natal, which covers an area of 94,361km². While Zwelithini is the sole trustee of the land it is divided according to clans and overseen by traditional leaders.
Speaking in isiZulu as he addressed the crowd at Moses Mabhida Stadium, Zwelithini said Ramaphosa “must come down to KwaZulu-Natal with something in black and white to assure all the Zulus that their land will not be touched”.
The Shaka Day celebration was expected to be held on September 24, but was postponed after the sudden death of Zwelithini’s son Butho Zulu. Butho was the son of Zwelithini’s second wife queen Buhle kaMathe. Shaka Day is the presumed date of Shaka’s death in 1828.
In a wide-ranging speech, he also urged the government to be better organised and to enhance protection for people living with albinism and the disabled. He also called for an end to high levels of crime and political killings in KwaZulu-Natal.
The province has been rocked by political violence in recent years, culminating in the Moerane Commission of Inquiry which investigated political killings since 2011. The commission made its findings public in September.
Die feit dat die Zoeloekoning nie veel omgee oor ander gebiede wat blootgestel word aan onteiening nie, maar slegs op Ingonyama Trust fokus, is nog ‘n aanduiding hoe tradisionele leiers slegs vir hul eie volk, tradisies en gebiede opstaan. Dis sy voorreg om dit te doen, maar ons het ook dieselfde voorreg, wat ons moet aanwend in ons guns, nie teen ons nie.
Indien ons dit as Konserwatiewe Afrikaners en Boere doen, word ons as rassiste geklas. Voorbeeld is dat ons moorde teenoor ons volksgenote op sosiale media meld en ook in argiewe byhou. Ander het ‘n probleem daarmee en word dit as normale misdaad beskou.
Dit is ‘n volksreg om jou eie volk te beskerm, ook op internasionale vlak, laat Rusland nie toe dat China hulle beheer of Amerika nie. Frankryk laat nie toe dat Duitsland hulle beheer nie, waarom laat ons dit dan toe as volk?
Verdere feite is dat kantonne, federasies en konfederasies nie sal werk nie, aangesien daar steeds ‘n Federale en Konfederale regering bestaan, wat alles beheer soos dit nou is. Daar is slegs een oorkoepelende Federale/konfederale regering in Amerika en Switzerland met een weermag en veiligheidsisteem in plek.
Al het die Zoeloekoning en ander 8840 tradisionele leiers mag in hul gebiede, is daar geen waarborge teen onteiening of wetgewing wat afgedwing word op enige etniese volk nie.
Ons staar onsself blind as aangeneem word dat ‘n sogenaamde reenboognasie ooit sal werk, na 25 jaar is dit duidelik waar ons is met ekonomiese ontmagtiging en onteiening. Kyk in watter gemors is die land, net omdat liberale blankes en klassieke liberale blankes gekies het om saam die sogenaamde reenboognasie te hardloop (afgrond in en ons word saam meegevoer).
Natuurlik het nie een van ons konserwatiewe Afrikaners of Boere ‘n probleem daarmee as sulks nie. Hulle het alle reg tot CPA of selfs Trustgebiede, maar dan het ons ook ‘n internasionale reg tot onafhanklikheid, weg van die spul kommuniste af.
Verder – beteken dit 100% dat die sogenaamde aparte gebiede nooit weggeval het nie, inteendeel, dis eenvoudig vervang met nuwe woordjies en nuwe dade, gebasseer op die Shepstone beleid van 1854.
Tuisland beleid het totaal en al verskil. Daar was volwaardige stemreg, vlag en volkslied vir elke volk wat hul kon meeleef. Tuislande was in die proses tot volle onafhanklikheid, reservate het niks gehad nie.
Die Zoeloe koning en Trusts/CPA het slegs kommunale regte – aan wie behoort die grond eintlik? Hulle bly steeds onderdanig aan die ANC se grondwet – gaan lees maar op oor kommunale regte binne die sogenaamde “liberale kommunistiese grondwet”.
Vir diegene wat nie weet wat dit is en beteken nie, moet maar weer teruggaan in die geskiedenis en dit gaan oplees, of vra, hier op die blog is daar baie inligting daaroor.
Tradisionele Tuislande van 1961 was voor dit bekend as Reservate of Kroongebiede, wat die Britse ryk, gekolonialiseer het. Ons in die ou ZAR en Vrystaat wat onafhanklikheid geniet het, dit was internasionaal erken as Republieke, se grondgebiede is afgeneem nes die Zoeloe, Khoisan en Griekwas.
Daar is absoluut niks verkeerd met aparte gebiede vir elke volk wat hulself wil regeer nie. Dit is wettig en binne internasionale reg – maar as volk (NIE AS RAS – BLANK/SWART).
Botswana geniet ook onafhanklikheid, maar is ‘n land wat goed gevorder en ontwikkel het. ‘n Voorbeeld van goeie buurmanskap maar hoe lank dit so gaan bly is ‘n ope vraag.
Daarteenoor is Zimbabwe ‘n gehawende armoedige land, waar heelwat swart bevolkings vermoor is wat nie Mugabe gesteun het nie. Daar is dus ook niks verkeerd met onafhanklikheid of selfbeskikking nie, dit is ‘n internasionale reg dat volke hulself regeer.
Hoekom in vrees en bewing lewe soos ons tans doen onder ‘n ANC diktatorskap wat geskoei is op kommunisme, wat alle grond, eiendom en besighede wil inpalm en tot niet maak?
Tax money has been used since 1994 to buy land for the ANC’s reform plans – large amounts of compensation was paid out to the claimants who preferred money over the land. The restitution process amounts to R21,6 billion and the redistribution process to R17,6 billion. With regard to restitution, a total amount of R13,5 billion was paid out to the claimants who preferred money over the land. Government of SA bought more than 5000 farms since 1994 with tax money.
Land reform / Grondhervorming
Meer as ‘n eeu gelede, was daar rekord gehou van al hierdie Reservaat/Lokasie gebiede en hul presiese liggings, voorwaardes aan hoofmanne (chiefdoms). Dit was na Mfecane oorloë aan swart etniese groepe deur die Britse kroon toegeken en beheer. Die Shepstone Beleid (1848-1854) was van toepassing in hierdie gebiede. Dit is die geel kaart hieronder en word gebiede as sodanig aangedui.
It was recently declared that the South African traditional leaders cost the taxpayer over R250 million a year. but it is much more than that. Traditionally, the zulu or xhosa leaders (queen/king) are only rulers of their own people and tribes, not the traditional leaders of the Khoisan, Indian or Afrikaner/Boer people. Khoisan and Griqwa do have their own leaders as well lands. There are 8840 traditional leaders at the moment – living on Trustland or CPAs (old homelands and landclaims). Therefore, it is not the “Government” that pay the bills, but the “taxpayers”. But who are those 8840 black and coloured traditional leaders? All of them, were “appointed” after 1994 in their own separate lands.
Traditional leaders South Africa: 8840
Mandela and De Klerk received their “peace” prize during 1993 to “dismantle the so-called apartheid” (segregation) and to do away with “homelands” etc. BUT what are the real facts about segregation in South Africa and what price do we, as tax payers still pay for that fake “peace prize” of De Klerk and Mandela? Question: What are the traditional leaders doing for us , the Conserwative Afrikaners and Boers people today? – while they all supported the ANC’s communist rules and black economic empowerment and still have their own “homelands” called Trustlands? Even the Chinese people and immigrants from Africa and other continents, have more benefits than the citizens.
South Africa: Traditional leaders
A Hansard of December 2018 stated there are more than 8840 traditional leaders (different black and coloureds) in the whole of South Africa. They all receive salaries. It is even legally in their constitution (anc manifesto). And most of us thought that segregation is over for those different ethnic groups. Did mandela and de klerk not brag with a “world peace price” in their hands – they dismantled that? Furthermore, most political parties today and all those ethnic groups of different peoples supported that. They all supported B-BBEE legislations against only the minority white people of South Africa as well. They even say that their areas are only for them to live and benefit. With names and surnames in it. And then all of them said they are LANDLESS.
SA Parliament – land without compensation – traditional leaders
Parliament, Thursday, 5 December 2019 – The Ad Hoc Committee to Initiate and Introduce Legislation Amending Section 25 of the Constitution today agreed to have the draft Constitution Eighteenth Amendment Bill which aims to amend the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa of 1996 so as to provide that where land and any improvements thereon are expropriated for the purposes of land reform, the amount of compensation payable may be nil, be Gazetted. (Note: land included all properties, vehicles, shares, etc.)
Parliament SA: Expropriation without compensation – Constitution