3 July, 2016
Title deeds to be given to people living on Ingonyama Trust land, says Zwelithini
Zwelithini. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
Goodwill Zwelithini says people living on land owned by Ingonyama Trust will
start receiving title deeds - a move that could result in President Jacob Zuma
gaining the title of his Nkandla home.
Zuma said he was paying a bond on the first phase of his Nkandla home. However,
it was then reported that the compound was situated on land belonging to
Ingonyama Trust was established in 1994 to be the custodian of the land that
was previously administered by the then KwaZulu government. It comprises 60% of
the land in the province.
made the announcement at the annual opening of the Provincial House of
Traditional Leaders at the old legislative building in Ulundi on Tuesday.
He was accompanied
by newly appointed premier Willies Mchunu.
process will be exclusively for land that is utilised for residential purposes,
and in line with the country's constitution, and all due procedures will be
followed as the law spells them out," said King Zwelithini.
instructed chiefs amakhosi to work with government institutions to ensure that
people residing in rural communities were allocated residential addresses.
"This is to
ensure that residents are not deprived of any of their rights to access
government services‚ banking or even voting in elections‚" he said the king.
also expressed his concern about the spate of violent protests plaguing certain
parts of the province.
have to ensure that private and public property is never destroyed in protests
because it belongs to them. Churches‚ government buildings‚ roads‚ community
halls and schools are all important structures that shape and build our
communities. Violence is never an option when it comes to solving any dispute."
Premier Willies Mchunu thanked the king for his leading role that he continues
to occupy as the province grapples with a number of challenges‚ which include
is impacting negatively on the province's economy‚ with key agricultural
sectors such as sugar cane farming suffering losses in production.
reiterated said the provincial government's was committed to working with
amakhosi chiefs across KwaZulu-Natal as it strove to build better communities.
Source: Business Day