Slade de­nounces King Good­will

Zululand Observer - Monday - - ZO NEWS - Or­rin Singh

CON­TRO­VER­SIAL for­mer Sod­wana Bay guest­house owner, An­dre Slade, has de­nounced the au­thor­ity of Zulu monarch, King Good­will Zwelithini, claim­ing that Zwelithini is not a king and does not de­serve the ti­tle.

Slade, to­gether with his part­ner Inanna Katarina Krizani, who have been found guilty of hate speech by the Ubombo Mag­is­trate’s Court and were fined R50 000, pre­vi­ously made head­lines in 2016 when an email was sent out say­ing that the Sod­wana Bay Guest­house no longer ac­com­mo­dated blacks or gov­ern­ment of­fi­cials.

The pair have now taken their fight to Zwelithini, some­thing they said was their ini­tial aim.

‘We’re tak­ing up a war against him, specif­i­cally be­cause he blas­phemes, as he is not a king.

‘That was what we were orig­i­nally fight­ing against, be­fore the equal­ity court case came about.

‘A king is not some­one se­lected by the peo­ple, but some­one who is se­lected by God,’ Slade told the ZO in a tele­phonic in­ter­view on Fri­day morn­ing.

His sen­ti­ments were fu­eled by, what he claims, as five to six years of re­fus­ing to make rental pay­ments for the land that he was given years pre­vi­ously.

Ear­lier this month Slade, was is­sued with a let­ter from the In­gonyama Trust Board which de­manded an im­me­di­ate pay­ment of

R62 584 – an ac­cu­mu­la­tion of monies owed over the years.

Slade said they would not make any pay­ments.

‘I’ve told them basically they can go ahead and sue us.

‘We’re quite happy about it be­cause we are head­ing in the right di­rec­tion.

We want chal­lenges and he is an il­le­gal King.

‘The In­gonyama Trust Board au­to­mat­i­cally be­came re­dun­dant to me when I found out they are part of gov­ern­ment.

‘I didn’t want to deal with them and I also stopped pay­ing tax be­cause I don’t be­long to the laws of their cor­po­ra­tion.’

Slade’s views of the South African gov­ern­ment are that it is ‘a cor­po­ra­tion be­ing run from Wash­ing­ton DC’.

He be­lieves the gov­ern­ment is not a gov­ern­ment for the peo­ple but rather a gov­ern­ment for progress and to rule the peo­ple.

‘We’re basically fight­ing com­mu­nism – be­cause not ev­ery­one is the same and that’s what the gov­ern­ment is try­ing to do; they are try­ing to make us be­lieve that we are all equal when we are not.’

He claimed the lo­cal com­mu­nity would stand with him if any­one tried to force­fully re­move them from their prop­erty.

‘The com­mu­nity is kind to us, they have told us that we mustn’t worry about any­thing, and there is no an­i­mos­ity what­so­ever.

‘We will not com­ply with the gov­ern­ment’s laws and reg­u­la­tions,’ he said.

Mean­while Prince Thu­lani Zulu, fam­ily spokesper­son for the royal house­hold, said peo­ple must not con­fuse the In­gonyama Trust and the king.

‘The In­gonyama

Trust Board is a ru­ral de­vel­op­ment en­tity that just man­ages the land, and you can­not link the king with the Trust.

‘The king does did not de­mand that money, it is not for him but for ru­ral de­vel­op­ment,’ said Zulu.

Chair­per­son of the In­gonyama Trust Board, Judge Jerome Ng­wenya, could not be reached for com­ment at the time of go­ing to print, de­spite a num­ber of at­tempts.

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