Addressing the controversial land issue, Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Zweli Mkhize, assured traditional leaders that their land will not be taken by the state as has been speculated.
Below are some of Zweli Mkhize’s quotes on the matter.
“I want to start with this land issue … we agree that land is a big issue for black people.” – Zweli Mkhize, Times Live, 18 November 2018
“There is no need to worry about your land because it’s safe. There were conversations recently that made the chiefs think their land will be taken. I want to make it clear that it’s not the case.” – Zweli Mkhize, Times Live, 18 November 2018
“This year we want to encourage a partnership between government and tribal leaders on the issue of farming. We want a programme wherein each district we have a centre where people who need help with farming can go.” – Zweli Mkhize, Briefly, 18 November