IFP wel­comes Ramaphosa’s Trust land com­mit­ment

Zululand Observer - Weekender - - NEWS - Muzi Zin­c­ume

THE IFP has wel­comed Pres­i­dent Cyril Ramaphosa’s an­nounce­ment that land un­der the In­gonyama Trust will not be ex­pro­pri­ated.

IFP na­tional spokesper­son, Mkhuleko Hlengwa, said the party trusts the an­nounce­ment was not pol­i­tick­ing, but a state­ment of com­mit­ment.

Hlengwa re­sponded fol­low­ing Ramaphosa’s visit to King Good­will Zwelithini, to whom he gave the as­sur­ance at the week­end that the govern­ment has no in­ten­tion of dis­band­ing the In­gonyama Trust and to na­tion­alise the land.

Ramaphosa’s visit came af­ter the king had called for an im­bizo at the Ulundi Re­gional Sta­dium, where he made it clear he re­jected for­mer Pres­i­dent Kgalema Mont­lanthe’s re­port which rec­om­mended the In­gonyama Trust be dis­banded and the land na­tion­alised.

‘We main­tain that tak­ing land from the In­gonyama Trust would amount to black-on-black dis­pos­ses­sion,’ Hlengwa said. ‘We call on all South Africans to make them­selves available to par­tic­i­pate in the pub­lic hear­ings on amend­ing Sec­tion 25 of the Con­sti­tu­tion.

‘It is of ut­most im­por­tance that all South Africans make use of this op­por­tu­nity to have their voices heard and to strengthen the work of Par­lia­ment.’

Hlengwa added that pub­lic hear­ings are demo­cratic plat­forms where all views can be cap­tured and urged all par­tic­i­pants to ex­er­cise re­straint and dis­ci­pline when mak­ing sub­mis­sions. ‘The pub­lic must re­main open-minded, tol­er­ant and lis­ten at­ten­tively to each other’s views.’

IFP na­tional spokesper­son, Mkhuleko Hlengwa

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