Zulu war­riors called to arms on land is­sue

Zululand Observer - Monday - - FRONT PAGE - Muzi Zin­c­ume

ZULU war­riors say they are ready to fight for their land if the gov­ern­ment con­tin­ues with its plans of ‘na­tion­al­is­ing’ land which falls un­der the In­gonyama Trust.

Izin­duna and all their war­riors from all cor­ners of the prov­ince have been sum­moned to at­tend an im­bizo called for by

His Majesty,

King Good­will

Zwelithini, on

Wed­nes­day.

He will ad­dress his peo­ple about the way for­ward fol­low­ing for­mer

Pres­i­dent Kgalema

Mot­lanthe’s re­port which sug­gested that the In­gonyama

Trust should be dis­banded.

Spokesper­son for the Izin­duna in KZN, Muzi Nyan­deni, said the Zulu na­tion faces a bleak fu­ture with the gov­ern­ment plan­ning to take what be­longs to them.

‘I urge all war­riors across the prov­ince to at­tend this im­por­tant im­bizo called by our King.

Even those who are work­ing in the cities should at least book off sick or take days off to be pre­sent.

‘I also need to state that as Zu­lus and oc­cu­pants of the land un­der the In­gonyama Trust, we are ready to de­fend what be­longs to us.

‘We know that should the gov­ern­ment dis­pos­sess us of this land, we will be­come home­less as most of us will not be able to af­ford lease agree­ments if the gov­ern­ment wants us to pay rent.

‘It is not by mis­take that we were born in this prov­ince. This land be­longed to our fore­fa­thers, so we must by all means fight for what is right­fully ours,’ said Nyan­deni.

He also stressed that not only Zu­lus were ex­pected to be part of the im­bizo, but all peo­ple ben­e­fit­ting from In­gonyama Trust land should at­tend.

‘I wish to fur­ther urge all war­riors to re­frain from stick fight­ing and con­sum­ing al­co­hol on the day as the is­sue is an im­por­tant one.

‘Ev­ery­one is ex­pected to wear their tra­di­tional at­tire or nor­mal clothes and not po­lit­i­cal re­galia,’ said Nyan­deni.

We are ready to de­fend what be­longs to us

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