Prince Gcokoma to sum­mon Macetjeni, Gund­vwini Royal Kraals

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Manzini Re­gional Ad­min­is­tra­tor (RA) Prince Gcokoma has promised to sum­mon rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the Macetjeni and Gund­vwini Royal Kraals over the feud that saw two home­steads at­tacked re­cently.

A fort­night ago, while the na­tion was busy with the Incwala Cer­e­mony; two home­steads which pay homage to the Gund­vwini side were at­tacked by a fac­tion al­legedly be­long­ing to Macetjeni.

The as­sailants broke win­dows of the houses us­ing stones. For­tu­nately, no­body was re­ported in­jured from the 2am at­tack.

The two at­tacked home­steads are part of the 12 home­steads that the Macetjeni Royal Kraal is said to have told to stop pay­ing homage to the Gund­vwini Royal Kraal be­cause the land they are built on be­longs to them ( Macetjeni Royal Kraal). Prince Gcokoma con­firmed knowl­edge of the in­ci­dent and said he re­ported it to the po­lice. He said this was be­cause de­stroy­ing prop­er­ties and fur­ther threat­en­ing peo­ple’s lives was a crim­i­nal act.

Busy

He said it would have been eas­ier to deal with it if it was war as his of­fice was go­ing to know who started it.

“This was done strate­gi­cally, at the t i me when we were busy wit h Lusek­wane,” the Prince re­sponded, when asked if he had sum­moned the two lead­ers of the royal kraals.

Sum­mon

Now that the Incwala has ended the Prince said would sum­mon the rel­e­vant peo­ple to talk on the is­sue. The two home­steads at­tacked be­long to Philip Maseko and Daniel Manana. Macetjeni is un­der Prince Mshengu whereas Gund­wvini is un­der the late Prince Logcogco.

Ac­cord­ing to the res­i­dents, prior to this at­tack, they were ini­tially vis­ited by the Macetjeni fac­tion twice, in Novem­ber 2017, May 2018.

They were told to stop pay­ing homage ( kuh­lehla) to Gund­wvini Um­phakatsi be­cause they had built their home­steads within Macetjeni.

How­ever, the heads of the two home­steads are said to have ques­tioned and vig­or­ously op­posed the sug­ges­tions from the Macetjeni fac­tion.

are from in an un­dated royal kraal meet­ing. This Macetjeni or Gund­vwini royal kraals. is not to say the peo­ple in this pic­ture

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