Eric Naki
Political Editor
2 minute read
14 Jun 2021
9:03 am

Ingonyama Trust leasing went on for far too long, says expert

Eric Naki

The ruling was a groundbreaking development for women’s rights because the Ingonyama Trust Act discriminated against women.

The late king Goodwill Zwelithini was the sole trustee of the Ingonyama Trust. Picture: Gallo Images/Jabulani Langa

The recent Pietermaritzburg High Court ruling that the Ingonyama Trust must repay monies paid by residents who leased land from it, could unravel the entire Convention for a Democratic SA (Codesa) deal which gave the Zulu king the sole ownership of land in the province at the expense of people. The ruling could further rekindle the tension between government and the Zulu kingdom which felt strongly about its land control, especially under the late King Goodwill Zwelithini. However, his son, King Misuzulu, who is known to prefer more conciliatory approach on issues, was likely to negotiate the matter with the...