Pretoria – Agriculture, Land Reform, and Rural Development Minister Thoko Didiza announced on Monday that she has appointed new members to the KwaZulu-Natal Ingonyama Trust Board.
The minister said the Board was appointed in terms of the KwaZulu-Natal Ingonyama Trust Act, No 3KZ of 1994 (the Act). Section 2A of the Act establishes the Board.
The Board consists of the Ingonyama or his nominee who is the chairperson of the Board and four members appointed by the minister after consultation with the Ingonyama, the Premier, and the Chairperson of the House of Traditional leadership in the province.
The other four members are appointed by the minister with due regard to regional interests, in consultation with the Premier, who shall consult the Ingonyama and the chairperson of the House of Traditional Leadership in KwaZulu-Natal.
The minister after completing all the consultations as required by the Act said she was “pleased” to announce the following persons who will start their four-year term of office as members of the Board:
- INkosi Thanduyise Mzimela (Chairperson), as nominated by Ingonyama
- Advocate Linda Zama (Vice-Chairperson)
- INkosi Mabudu Israel Tembe
- Dr. Thandi Dlamini
- Nomusa Zulu
- Dandy Matamela
- INkosi Phallang Bokang Molefe
- INkosi Sibonelo Mkhize
- Lisa Del Grande
The Ingonyama Trust is a corporate entity formed to administer the land traditionally owned by the Zulu people just before the advent of democracy in South Africa. As of 1994, the trust owns 3 million hectares of land.