Zulu king Goodwill Zwelithini isn’t anxious about conversing with EFF pioneer Julius Malema on the prickly issue of land seizure without pay.
But royal family spokesman Prince Thulani Zulu said yesterday the ruler would discuss any issue as long as it was dealt with deference and in a merited convention.
“Everybody knows where the palace is and they are free to come and air their views. The royalty respects everybody’s freedom of speech as per our constitutional rights.
“However, the royalty remains apolitical at all times.”
The king was responding to Malema’s comment on Sunday when he addressed EFF supporters at the launch of his party’s election registration campaign in Johannesburg.
Malema said the Ingonyama Trust should be dissolved if it was not benefiting the Zulu nation.
The Trust administers 2.8million hectares of land on behalf of the Zulu nation.
Zwelithini did not respond directly to Malema’s comment but said he would engage with the EFF leader.