AmaZulu King MisuZulu KaZwelithini has instructed his followers to defend their territory and culture, stating that it will be a suitable tribute to the AmaZulu martyrs who fought at the Battle of Isandlwana in 1879 to defend the nation’s survival, land, and fight white dominance.
MisuZulu was speaking to a large contingent of AmaZulu regiments and various mayors under the King Cetshwayo District municipality in KwaZulu-north Natal’s coast during a memorial lecture of one of the admired AmaZulu kings, Cetshwayo kaMpande, who has been honored and widely praised for defeating the British forces at Isandlwana.
The event was a commemoration of the 1879 Battle of Isandlwana between AmaZulu soldiers and the British army, which lasted two days from January 22 to January 23 and resulted in significant deaths on both sides.
“We must safeguard the environment and maintain our culture at any costs. For this purpose, our predecessors battled. MisuZulu stated that the rules and way of life inherited from our ancestors must be safeguarded.
The Ingonyama Trust, whose sole trustee is the AmaZulu king, manages over 2,8 million hectares of land in KwaZulu-Natal, an area almost the size of Belgium.
Over the years, the 1994 corporation constituted to control the land owned by AmaZulu under the former KwaZulu government has been scrutinized for how it performs its business.
The 2017 high-level panel created by parliament to study Land Reform legislation proposed the repeal of the Ingonyama Act. However, the late AmaZulu king Zwelithini kaBhekuZulu opposed the recommendation to his death, saying that it would never be implemented. He then ordered all of his subjects to contribute R5 in order to cover potential legal fees.
“We will stand with you, our monarch, and we are willing to lay down our lives if there are attempts to seize the territory from the traditional authorities. “If Umntwana wakaPhindangene [Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi] had not fought for the land we have today, we would be landless,” stated the district mayor, Thami Ntuli.
»MisuZulu commands his subjects to defend the Zulu culture and country at whatever cost«