South Africa: Court Orders Zulu King’s Trust to Pay Back Millions

In a ruling that affects five million people in KwaZulu-Natal, the Pietermaritzburg High Court has ruled the Ingonyama Trust’s land leases unlawful.

The Zulu King’s trust has been ordered to refund millions it collected on the leases.

The court found that the leases were contrary to customary law and undermined the rights to tenure of people living on ancestral land.

The court also declared the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform to have breached her duty to protect trust-land…


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