Durban - ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa on Saturday addressed thousands of ANC members at the Groutville Sportsfield, in KwaDukuza, on the KwaZulu-Natal North Coast, where the party was officially launching the Thuma Mina campaign in the province. He urged supporters in KwaZulu-Natal to use the Thuma Mina campaign to revive branches and get the 2019 election campaign on the right path.
Following a meeting with Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini on Friday, Ramaphosa said that the ANC led government "has no intention whatsoever to even touch" land under the Ingonyama Trust.
"We as government don't have one single intention to take land under the Ingonyama Trust and we don't even want to cancel the Ingonyama Trust because it is here and it is here to stay," Ramaphosa said to raucous applause from the crowd. He said he assured Zwelithini of the ANC's position on the 3.3 million hectares of land under the trusteeship of the King and that they had both agreed to discuss the issue further at a later day.
"We also had a wonderful meeting with Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi, who was present during the meeting with the King. We want to be very clear that the expropriation of land without compensation is not targeting the 13% of land that is under the traditional leaders. We're not going to touch that land.