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Community takes on Zulu king’s sidekicks in David versus Goliath land battle

(Khaya Ngwenya/City Press)

04 May 2015

(Khaya Ngwenya/City Press)

(Khaya Ngwenya/City Press)

By Mondli Makhanya

As King Goodwill Zwelithini continued to get a hammering for his xenophobic comments, the community of Makhaseneni in northern KwaZulu-Natal was locked in battle with the monarch’s sidekicks.

The story of this community is the tale of people power in the face of corporate greed and the royal collaboration with big money. It is a mirror of many land struggles around the country where corporates sidestep communities and win over traditional leaders in their quest to access lucrative lands.

Read the full article from News24.



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