Durban - The fight for the land under traditional leadership is gaining traction with the Eastern Cape traditional leaders throwing their weight behind their KwaZulu-Natal counterparts.
The traditional leaders are against former President Kgalema Motlanthe’s report and recommendations to relieve Ingonyama Trust ownership of land in the Zulu kingdom, and that the trust should be repealed.
The Daily News reported this week that the report, compiled by a high-level panel lead by Motlanthe had declared Ingonyama Trust Act unconstitutional and had no contribution towards nation building.
ILanga newspaper reported that Xhosa King Zwelonke Sigcau’s kingdom would support the Zulu kingdom in the fight against the commission’s recommendation.
Sigcau’s spokesperson inkosi Xolile Ndevu said even if the Zulu kingdom decided to march, the Xhosa traditional leaders would be part of that march.