Johannesburg - Lobby group AfriForum says it looks forward to working with Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini in a mutual partnership over food security in the country.
The King announced a partnership with the lobby group at King Shaka Day celebrations in Durban on Monday.
The decision may be seen as a surprise for many as AfriForum is known as having its interest focused on Afrikaner communities. A common issue that might have driven this partnership is the organisation's strong views against land expropriation without compensation.
While Zwelithini has also spoken strongly against any attempts by the government to tamper with the tribal land as part of its plans for land expropriation. Some of this land is administered by the Ingonyama Trust.
The King said the partnership with AfriForum was focused on food security.