Prince Gcokoma to summon Macetjeni, Gundvwini Royal Kraals
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.
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.
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.
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