More power to SA’s traditional leaders?
Eric Klaas Western Cape e do not have chiefs and kings in this country. They were all killed a long time ago by Europeans. This is another trick by the governing party to take us back to the dark days.
We are using a democratic system, not a traditional system.
This thing of expansion of powers for traditional leaders is a non-issue because it is not even in the Constitution. There are more pressing matters in this country, such as the economy, education, grants and many more.
We should as a nation stop entertaining stupidity.
WDave Krumm Gauteng Traditional chiefs belong to a feudal system. South Africa is a constitutional democracy. The two don’t mix. Nhlapho Mpumalanga The ANC has been captured by greediness, corruption and nepotism, and they forget that the amakhosi always support them. Yet, they pay them peanuts.
Some provinces give tools of the trade to chiefs, others don’t. Political parties such as the ANC always promise chiefs better salaries.
It was better under former president Thabo Mbeki, because he used to engage with the amakhosi, even during conferences.
It’s worse under this “Zupta president”.
Chiefs must established their own political party because they have a lot of people in the rural areas.
Thirty years down the line, there will be no chiefs because the ANC is slowly destroying them with various bills that they are passing.