Durban - Newly-elected Inkatha Freedom Party leader Velenkosini Hlabisa has called for a debate surrounding the controversy between the government and the Ingonyama Trust Board over land.
The debate, he said, would ensure that those against the board administrating land would better understand its role and perhaps change their minds about calling for the Ingonyama Trust Act to be repealed or amended.
Addressing the media immediately after being elected to replace long-time party leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi, Hlabisa lashed at President Cyril Ramaphosa’s appointed presidential advisory panel on land reform over its recommendations that the Act be scrapped.
Another panel led by former president Kgalema Motlanthe had previously made similar recommendations.
“We need to have an open discussion, and not rush to conclude as the latest panel did not consult as much as it should have done.