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Zulu king slapped with lawsuit over land in KZN

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TimesLive said:
Zulu king Goodwill Zwelithini‚ who is embroiled in a legal wrangle with racist guest house owner Andre Slade over the payment of rental arrears‚ has now been slapped with court papers in a bid to compel him to stop forcing occupiers of land under Ingonyama Trust to pay rent.
TimesLive said:
The trust‚ which administers 2.8-million hectares of land on behalf of King Zwelithini‚ who is the sole trustee‚ was established in 1994 to be the custodian of the land previously administered by the former KwaZulu-Natal government.
TimesLive said:
In a related matter‚ Slade — who in 2016 shot to infamy by refusing to accommodate black people at a guesthouse in northern KZN‚ and by making multiple racist comments in the aftermath — was served with a letter of demand in April by the Ingonyama Trust Board‚ demanding the immediate payment of R62‚584 in rental arrears for the land on which he lives.

However‚ Slade said the board had picked a “royal fight” and refused to pay the rental fee because he and his Slovak lover Katarina Krizaniova did not recognise Zwelithini’s authority as king.

“In the name of Yahweh‚ almight God‚ we refuse to recognise and respect the so-called Zulu king. King is God’s title‚ yet the first commandment of God says ‘thou shall not have no other gods before me’‚” he wrote on his website.
Full article: https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/so...u-king-slapped-with-lawsuit-over-land-in-kzn/
 

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Wait so Goodwill is extorting "rent" from squatters?
Yes and no. He is extorting rent, been doing so for a while now and its not on because these people are not actually squatting. The land was given to the trust to ensure that the people who have lived there for generations when it was tribal land can continue to do so. Nothing wrong with that, but he has made the whole thing a keep-Zwelithini-rich scheme.
 

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Are we as citizens allowed to challenge Zwelethini for the throne? Maybe fight him on a cliff like in Black Panther?
Jokes aside, good question. I wonder if one lived in the area and followed Zulu customs even if you are not black, would you able to challenge the throne. :unsure:
 
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