How communities are defying the Ingonyama Trust’s land grab

Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini and Mangosuthu Buthelezi. Picture: RAJESH JANTILAL/Getty Images

Ahead of SA’s watershed 1994 election, 3-million hectares of KwaZulu land were transferred into the Ingonyama Trust, under the Zulu king. On November 22, the high court in Pietermaritzburg will hear residents who claim they have been unlawfully forced to pay rent to the trust, which, aside from having never received a clean audit, appears to be predatory and intimidating. The Umnini holiday resort in the south of KwaZulu-Natal has a picture-perfect view. The 21-chalet resort, with a 40-seater conference … Read more