Queen reburial closes inhuman chapter: ANC

2011-05-06 20:44

Johannesburg - The reburial of King Goodwill Zwelithini's mother will close yet another chapter of inhuman suffering at the hands of the apartheid regime, the ANC said on Friday.

"This is a sign that the ANC-led government is committed to the healing of our nation. This is in line with our vision of building better communities," said KwaZulu-Natal spokesperson Sihle Zikalala.

He said it took a painstaking process to carefully go through the archives of the eThekwini Municipality to find the name of the late queen and to eventually find her remains at the Mayville cemetery.

She died in the 1950s and her final resting place was unknown.

"We call upon our people to go out in their numbers, in honour of Indlovukazi," he said.

Queen Thomozile Jezangani KaNdwandwe Zulu would be reburied in Cato Manor on Saturday.

The SABC has reported that the reburial would cost the taxpayer R300m, but the municipality denied this, saying the figure referred to the cost of a project, which includes the reburial and the establishment of a park, cultural centre and museum.

EThekwini Municipality spokesperson Thembinkosi Ngcobo said the cost was justified as the project would benefit the community and promote the Zulu nation

  • MasterMind - 2011-05-06 20:50

    and a price tag of over R300million I suppose once again it is apartheid when it only started in the 60's - morons !!! Screw service delivery, let's waste anothe R300m for a re-burial, yes good to recognise the death of a queen, but why at the expense of the taxpayer and so much money ?????

      3d_89 - 2011-05-06 21:43

      Actually Apartheid did start much earlier than the 1960's.But I do agree that this is a little excessive and that it is a rather dirty tactic to rally support to the "heroic" ANC. I do not see how re-burial heals any racial rifts and I can't see the long-term benefit of this action,especially considering the cost.It is merely a political tactic,trying to play on racial tensions to receive votes for upcoming elections. The end result is unfortunately racial division and resentment,as opposed to the "healing" which is alluded to in the article.

      Gatvol - 2011-05-06 21:44

      Tax payer getting screwed again through some irregular tender process to dig a hole in order to enrich some criminal bastards. But ok, let's blame apartheid, AG SHAME!

      David - 2011-05-06 22:01

      ''In 1945, a party commission appointed by Malan recommended a policy of social, industrial and political apartheid with respect to coloured people, but argued at the same time that this would have to bring about an improvementi n their conditions.75I n the same year, the NP accepted apartheid as its official racial policy...The commission's report, published late in 1947, was incorporated into the NP platform for the 1948 election''. Source: Giliomee, H. The Making of the Apartheid Plan, 1929-1948. Journal of Southern African Studies. Vol 29, No. 2, June 2003. *Stop talking shit.

      Rob - 2011-05-06 22:04

      This is one project where the are no shenanigans - trust me on this one -The R300m might not be well spent on something that is for cultural purposes - non the less there is NO corruption in the tendering or building process - guaranteed!

      Blip - 2011-05-06 22:23

      Apartheid started in 1948.

      za101 - 2011-05-06 23:16

      King Goodwill of the great Zulu Nation is so important, he did not get invited to the royal wedding in UK last week. Every other kingdom, had their leaders invited. Even Swaziland. If KwaZuluNatal was an independent nation, King Goodwill would be treated as a real King. At the moment, he is treated insignificant.

      Rolie - 2011-05-07 07:18


      Zion - 2011-05-07 07:21

      David, Please do not take the New History of South Africa seriously. How the hell can we have a "New History"? But it is convenient to have one because then the black and dirty marks of the ruling party can be deleted and the past changed to suit the present. So too soviet and communistic dirty tricks. Did you know the Tzar of Russia never existed because that family does not feature in Soviet history books. Most of the apartheid legislation only came into use in the 1960's although they might have been formulated earlier. During the early 1950,s I was riding on multiracial buses in Cape Town. (1954) and sharing suburban trains between Cape Town and Simons Town.

      dannybfree - 2011-05-07 08:06

      Could somebody please do a DNA test, so that we know the right person gets reburied. Cause there seems to be a lot of money involved, so let us not spend it for a possible Apartheid activist, in case the wrong grave got opened. That would be quite a funny mistake !!!!

      Worldwise - 2011-05-07 14:18

      @David. You're far too young to have experienced apartheid. The policies were only put into effect in the 1960's. South Africa became a republic in 1961 as a result of these policies as we were under the British Crown before that and apartheid would have been impossible. Not everything is contained in the history books and in this case the implementation of apartheids timeline was not mentioned by you, just the period. By the way, why are you commenting about the great South African paradise while living a first world life in Norway? Instead of chirping on the sidelines from a really comfortable country, please come over and live amongst the ANC's desecration of everything built by the colonists. Try walking the streets of Port Elizabeth again and look at the ruin of a once successful city.

      james4usa - 2011-05-07 15:20

      "Inhuman" Well fortunately not very many people qualify to be allowed in my human family.

      Zion - 2011-05-09 08:15

      From 1910 to 1961 The newly created Union of South Africa was governed by administrators in each of the four provinces. The crowns governor General had to oversee the whole system and ultimately had the final say and could veto any legislation made in the provinces. The Apartheid laws were formulated by Barry Hertzog during the early 1890's but were never incorporated into the legal system because the British would not accept them. This fact indicates that the National party could not have legislated any apartheid laws up to 1961 when SA received its independence. Prior to 1910 the South Africans could not legislate anything because they had never been in power.

  • Matt - 2011-05-06 20:52

    ANC of the bushveld!

  • frikdt - 2011-05-06 20:56

    And a few years from now we could probably rebury innocent victims of the current regime to try and find closure from the current 'apartheid'.

  • Daveza - 2011-05-06 20:58

    I'm sure they could have closed the chapter better by building houses for 300 million. Even as I type that number I can't believe it.

      tryanything - 2011-05-07 11:04

      Thats a lot of RDP houses with inside flushing toilets nogal.

  • W H Kotze - 2011-05-06 21:06

    If her grave could be traced through municipal records, how could her 'final resting place' be unknown? Moreover, why couldn't the family or her 'loyal subjects' trace the grave of their queen before now?

      burtfred - 2011-05-06 21:33

      Because most of her "loyal subjects" couldn't give a shit.

  • MalKoei - 2011-05-06 21:08

    Why does digging a hole cost R 300M? Wel let the dead bury their own dead. But R 300M? Could they just hire a couple of blokes, dig a hole and get done with it. R 300M? Manne, iets is nie lekker nie. This thing stinks. Pardon the pun.

      W H Kotze - 2011-05-06 22:41

      Could be local ANC sangoma instigating the scheme to score some free muti. Then again, an ANC run municipal cemetery is probably not even fit for a dog, much less a queen.

      Worldwise - 2011-05-07 14:32

      The ANC uses reburials for short term political gain. Their followers are very superstitious and afraid of their dead ancestors. No, I also don't know why someone would be afraid of a dead person. Saartjie Baartman was exhumed overseas and reburied in SA with a big song and dance. One of the Environment Agency's ship's was even named after her. Colonists explioting and showing her big bum off in the circuses of those days were vilified in ANC speeches. Today her grave is forgotten and neglected. Same for the queen's grave next year. Political expediency.

  • GT - 2011-05-06 21:11

    The Zulu vote... the thing that collapsed the ANC of Mbeki and Mandela

  • burtfred - 2011-05-06 21:20

    My mother was just as precious as Goodwill's mom. She would turn in her grave if she knew money was being wasted in the name of her "legacy" What a crock of ANC bullshit.

      Zion - 2011-05-07 07:33

      A short history of 17 years has shown that the ANC does not run on rationality or reason but rather emotions and sentimentality. That is how groups of people are fired up to kill and loot and vote for a particular party. The trick is as old as politics itself.

  • burtfred - 2011-05-06 21:21

    Oh and by the way, who the f**k is this Goodwill bloke anyway?

      za101 - 2011-05-06 23:10

      Goodwill Zwelenthini is the king of the Zulus. He was not invited to the royal wedding in UK

      Zion - 2011-05-07 07:34

      A nice guy.

      Worldwise - 2011-05-07 14:33

      Traditional king of the Zulus. Lives in Ulundi. Gets several miliion bucks a year for doing nothing but being a defunct king.

      Raymond - 2011-05-08 18:46

      Never heard of him and quite frankly,I give a damn.Anything to spend money on and an opportunity to party and get something FREE at the Tax Payers expense.At the moment,there are more people on State Welfare Grants than there are people paying tax.Another GREAT South African Success Story-they never cease and never will.In a hundred years from now,Apartheid will still be blamed for their incompetence and they will still be disadvantaged like Africa has been for last 300 years.Heaven knows when this Continent is going to come out from the Dark.The Welsh Rugby Team once had the word BRAINS embroided on the front of their jersey.We need to import a few million jerseys as Brains is a rare comodity.

  • Skrappie - 2011-05-06 21:22

    Yip...ANC going after the Zulu vote; so predictable. I really don't know why I just stop reading this kakka. It's like a really bad soap. But do I stop watching it? Noooo...

  • GT - 2011-05-06 21:24

    So important that she is not mentioned on the Kings website.

  • Heks - 2011-05-06 21:25

    Sorry.. I think this is a load of crap! A total waste of taxpayers money. Away with these kings and queens in SA. They only cost us a heap of money. Our state president and his wives cost us a packet. Now we have to contend with this "queen" as well. Common... spend the money on other necessary things.

      Zion - 2011-05-07 07:42

      Ja, ek se. our tax even goes beyond the living to service the dead. No longer an ANC state but a Mental State. HQ should be between the Liesbeek and Black rivers in Cape Town.

  • gumboguru - 2011-05-06 21:31

    One word - bullshit!

  • jock van wyk - 2011-05-06 21:37

    how come the so called royal family did not do it long ago.the anc can rebury my gran for 1mill if they want a bargain

      Grommels - 2011-05-06 21:52

      Can I bid as well? Hehe!

  • HowardX - 2011-05-06 21:39

    Yea right, and how much inhuman suffering could have been avoided by not wasting R300 million on this?

  • GH - 2011-05-06 21:40

    Was she murdered by apartheid whites? Can we have a history lesson on this please? How does this help us find closure of " yet another chapter of inhuman suffering at the hands of the apartheid regime"? Please excuse my ignorance. I am not being sarcastic.

  • Freakeee - 2011-05-06 21:43

    and this benefits the public how? Have you seen South African parks lately? How many people still go to museums when everything you need is on the web. If you want to suck up how about building houses for people, shelters, job creation. Just keep bleeding the tax payer and eventually there will be nothing left of the tax payer. People are hungry but at least there is a new grave, people are unemployed but at least there is a cultural centre, people are homeless but hey there is a museum. If you really want to honor someone name a project that benefits the poor after that person

  • Grommels - 2011-05-06 21:51

    As dit nie nog 'n verkiesingsfoefie is nie weet ek wragtig nie so lekker nie!! Goeie tydsberekining of wat? Sorry Gatsha, you didn't see this one coming.

      Zion - 2011-05-07 07:48

      GH, no problem whatsoever. Just another section can be added to the New History of South Africa. It does not need to be true but rather to serve the needs of the masses.

  • Joe - 2011-05-06 21:52

    The thousands of children that had nothing to eat tonight will sleep so much better knowing that this gross "injustice" was rectified by their beloved anc. It makes me sick.

      jock van wyk - 2011-05-07 03:28

      well said

  • alv1990 - 2011-05-06 21:53

    Yip ! You guesssed it ! Getting close to voting time again, and guess what?? The ANC are shitting themselves......they've really shown their followers how they can F**k a country up good and solid !! Viva DA !!

      Rob - 2011-05-08 14:24

      The total cost of the whole initial project is a bit over R100 Mil which includes a museum and an interactive cultural centre - a modern 5 story building. The reburial is a microscopic part of the enterprise envisioned many years ago. It is not being funded by the ratepayers, if it was I would be the first one to complain. The funds are coming from outside by way of donations grants etc. After the first phase there is a retail component planned where private entities will be invited to develop at their own expense.

  • Rob - 2011-05-06 21:54

    The cost of the entire project is no where near R300m. As usual the politicians know not what the speak about.

      Grommels - 2011-05-06 22:05

      How much more then?

      Rob - 2011-05-06 22:12

      It`s very much less than R300m, very much.

      Worldwise - 2011-05-07 14:36

      So, Rob, how much then? Answer the question or are you a politician?

      Rob - 2011-05-08 21:33

      Worldwise I responded to your question but the response was removed by hoever. I think I may have stood on toes as I gave some detail.

  • Mahomed Khalid - 2011-05-06 21:56

    must be the white people to moan about something so significant like honour the dead especially royalty, same people who go ooohh and aaaah when the they watched Prince Williams wedding and yet complain about this. dont you people have any clue as to what royalty means for the Zulu culture, catch a wakeup

      Daveza - 2011-05-06 22:06

      300 million to honour the dead or 300 million to honour the barely living ?

      Freakeee - 2011-05-06 22:11

      if by ooh and aaaah you mean a response like what a waste then yes that was my response to the fame whored wedding. Is it not more honorable to feed the poor? So now there is a new grave given time it will be vandalised and forgotten. A project to help the poor can last for generations and her name would be known due to that project

      GT - 2011-05-06 22:16

      IT doesn't cost the taxpayer anything to watch the silly poms spend money on their inbred royals. The King gets R40 million PER YEAR to fund his wives and 27 Children. You telling me he cannot pay for this out of his funds.

      velastardust - 2011-05-06 22:17

      What rubbish Mahomed ! This country has never been ruled by an African monarchy. Besides, we are not all Zulu. As awesome as the queen may have been, she has never been everyone's queen. Unless no one has noticed, we are a democracy. Where is the democracy in spending R300 million on one person's burial? Utter nonsense ! Very bad call by the ANC. I hope the ANC along with King Goodwill Zwelithini live to regret such a waste of money.

      burtfred - 2011-05-06 22:21

      The oohing and aahing of the British royal wedding cost approx. R11 million, and was watched by billions of people around the world. Most modern Zulus don't have a clue or even an inkling of interest as to what Zulu "royalty" means to them in their daily, impoverished lives. The reburial of some ancient, forgotten so-called "queen" won't be watched by millions of people on TV, and won't attract one cent of tourist money to this country. When you referred to "white" people, you revealed your obnoxious, toxic inherent hatred for anyone who is not the same as you. Time for you to read some new books and watch some different movies. Maybe this will help to alleviate your hatred for the infidels.

      Asterix - 2011-05-07 01:55

      Williams wedding cost the British R12 million and brought into Britain an estimated 250 million What contribution did this queen make other than bearing lots of children. Make some sums before engaging brain without using clutch you moron.

      Bereasonable - 2011-05-07 01:57

      You sad boy, now that your hero Osama is dead you go on a binge against a race of people. SEE HOW STUPID THIS SOUNDS. Examine your statements and become a better person

      jock van wyk - 2011-05-07 03:31

      should they declare a jehad instead

      skorriemorri - 2011-05-07 07:47

      so why don't the Zulus pay the bill?

      Hugh - 2011-05-07 08:10

      Put a sock in it. Are you saying that the UK should have used their money on Africa? They have 30 million tax payers we have 4 million. They have a poor of less than 1 % and they donate to SA. We have a 40% poor demographic. Who has the right to waste their tax money first?

      frikdt - 2011-05-07 08:40

      Really now? How interesting that some people are quick to honour the dead but often the same people will not honour the living. How far would all that money go in providing the poor with houses and food? Or are the honoured dead going to provide all that?

  • Freakeee - 2011-05-06 21:59

    Muna comments like yours make it easy to understand why some black people do not trust whites... You comment is not even related to the topic

  • saltandpepa - 2011-05-06 22:15

    lets be honest bout the fact that all royalty in the world costs the taxpayer---incl. the british monarchy that costs their taxpayer approx. 400mln pounds annualy----honestly we must do to all these bloodsuckers what the russian bolsheviks did to theres about 105 years ago

      Luke Slade - 2011-05-06 22:41

      Shoot them and replace the Monarchy with a Marxist-Leninist socialist government?

      Worldwise - 2011-05-07 14:46

      And look where that got the Soviets. The communist ideology died after the country became bankrupt. You want that? All the European Monarchies cost a lot of money but they have the best living standards for their people. I wouldn't mind being one of their subjects instead of a citizen in a social engineering experiment based on racial inequality spurred on by racial hatred and economic exclusion for a minority run by party loyalists and deployed cadres without qualifications and the sophistication of a cesspool.

  • Phiwe - 2011-05-06 22:17

    Most of you here are master selective readers!

  • michael.e.bowery - 2011-05-06 22:18

    The Zenophobic ANC worried about the election on May 18th so anything white is racist and up comes all the old apartheid claptrap.

  • Blip - 2011-05-06 22:23

    The silly vanity of these African tribal chiefs who assume the title "king" when they're nothing more than "chief"! White-man copycats!

  • No1Dutchman - 2011-05-06 22:23

    Always blaming apartheid.

  • Daveza - 2011-05-06 22:23

    If the 300 million for this came from the Zulu nation then all well and good , but it didn't. Didn't the taxpayer also pay 200 million for the Shaka statue ? 500 million for two Zulu cultural monuments ? If the Xhosa demand the same to erect monuments to their ancestors will we all pay up again? Then the Pedi, Sotho, hell, why can't the AWB demand a few hundred million to build a giant steel koeksister!

      POLLENYS - 2011-05-06 22:30

      Why compare the AWB with koeksisters? BTW there is such a statue in Orania - as a tribute to what was achieved by selling koeksisters instead of holding out the hand and begging for money from the governments over the years.

      Daveza - 2011-05-06 22:35

      I just used the koeksister example because I doubt the AWB would want a giant statue of ET.

  • sainsaudi - 2011-05-06 22:25

    Just making sure that the ANC plays puppet to the king, because he leads the largest tribe, the Zulus. And they want his support. What#s a little bribe of R300m between friends. Although the reburial of a queen is of merit, it could have waited till after the elections, where it would have had more prominence.

  • Derek - 2011-05-06 22:26

    Shame, this smells of desperation. We have been "independant" for same 17 years now, and every election time everyone needs to be reminded of Apartheid. I listened to the story of the Cradock four today and could not comprehend why commemorating them should mean a vote for the ANC?!

  • saltandpepa - 2011-05-06 22:27

    @ velastardut very true. admire ur response.but ur replying to some moron using a false pseudonym using the name MUHAMMED,to portray a sect of ppl as being supportive of all this corruption--some of this sect support the anc,but not their ideology of corruption---HANG ALL THE CORRUPT HIGH

  • schalk.w.visser - 2011-05-06 22:28

    Sorry how many teachers and nurses and police can we pay with that! POKKIT!

  • Luke Slade - 2011-05-06 22:31

    Yislaak! The way you ppl are carrying on you would think that the ANC had suggested that the Voortrekker Monument be destroyed and the Zulu cultural centre built in it place! I have no problem with the price tag - PROVIDED that have the right body cos we aren't doing this twice! That park better be freaking beautiful with birds chirping and stuff! The cultural centre must avoid advocating cultural chauvinism! and the museum must not be one giant homage to Shaka Zulu and the Battle of Isandlwana...And the tender to build all of these things better not go to Msholozi's cousin or something!

      burtfred - 2011-05-06 22:44

      Monuments don't feed the starving or house the homeless.

      za101 - 2011-05-06 23:14

      i doubt it. Did you see how ugly uShaka, Sibaya , SunCoast Casino are. the new airport in Durban is ugly. all these places look artificial.

      Worldwise - 2011-05-07 14:49

      And Robben Island is in a financial crisis and falling apart.

  • chris van rensburg - 2011-05-06 22:38

    Could someone compare this with the apartheids regime's 'affirmative action" or so-called restitution actions.Did they also spend similar amounts of money to honour deceased after 1948?It seams to me like a lack of responsible government1

  • saltandpepa - 2011-05-06 22:44

    @ LUKE SLADE my ANC brother,u can't spend that sought of money on these sought of things when u have hungry ppl in SA.take the money, house the poor,feed the poor,sought our infrastructure,and also as a non-black ANC member,i say look after our farmers---they work their asses off to feed our ppl. Lets be fair-they know how to feed the nation- theyre not just subsistance farmers---lets ask our leaders to join forces with the white farmers so that they can teach our ppl how to do farming on a big scale---come on ---lets be mature,and have a decent chat,looking beyond our colour and party affiliations

      Luke Slade - 2011-05-07 00:23

      Just to clarify, I support the Democratic Alliance bro - And I only support government paying for her reburial and the after-party (maybe a budget of 30 million rand absolute maximum and non-Zulus must also be invited to the party) apart from that, if the Zulu Monarchy want to build anything to glorify the Zulu people instead of uplifting poor communities then they should pay for it themselves or ask their subjects to donate money - I doubt all the issues that I brought up will be adressed by the ANC when they begin the building process - so I fear that it will simply be another tenderpreneured attempt by the ANC to drum up support along tribal lines when there are more important things to be done...

  • Steppa - 2011-05-06 22:46

    "We call upon our people to go out in their numbers, in honour of Indlovukazi" so let me get this straight, she was buried incorrectly by the apartheid regime and it only took 17 democratic years to figure this out!!!

  • DoublySalmon - 2011-05-06 23:06

    This why you should cremate and not bury.

  • cgtours - 2011-05-06 23:08


      Worldwise - 2011-05-07 14:53

      The shift key is under the caps lock key. There are typing tutorials on the internet. Use them and appear articulate.

  • za101 - 2011-05-06 23:09

    300 Million Rand Unbelievable How many parks do we need. Go to the beach or Botanical Garden. Does Ethekwini know how hard it is for money to come? They dont appreciate when it is so easy find. The problem comes when there is no money. Then we will think of all this wastefulness.

  • za101 - 2011-05-06 23:11

    I dont think King Goodwill, leader of the powerful Zulu Nation was even invited to the royal wedding. Nobody takes the Zulu People seriously :(

      Diaan - 2011-05-07 02:43

      za101 is there any reason anybody should take the Zulu nation serious ? matter of fact should anybody take South Africa or Africa serious ??.All that we are good at is crime, uncontrolled breeding and holding a hand out to the rest of the world. According to wikipedia the USA/USSR have tested over 2000 nuclear weapons -they should have tested it in Africa , about 20 tests per state in Africa

  • cgtours - 2011-05-06 23:20

    wERE THE HELL ARE THE SOCALLED oPPOSITION pARTIES- KNOWING aFRICANS AND THEIR funeraks HOW COME nobody KNOWS ABOUT THIS qUEEN, BURIED NOGAL IN mAYVILLE- tELL US WE ARE WAITING TO HEAR AFTER ALL WE ARE PAYING! oPPOSITON WHERE ARE YOU? hAVE YOU GOT dna FOR iNVESTIGATION, ACTUALLY who IS BENG BURIED? why not? hOW can we vote you when allow this to happen? STOP this corrupt lot and this so called King must now start earning hiw own blooming money!! He is not the King of South Africa at all!- Then Kwa Zulu residents and people must pay extra for him - BUT no more the rest of the People of this Country that are not ZULU at all= He has bugger all to do with the Southern and Western Cape and we have bugger all to do with his area. He must pay his own way and NOT Taxpayers of the Cape Regions. This s not Kwa Zulu and never was or could ever be,

  • VuyosWors - 2011-05-06 23:26

    Zwelithini himself is a tax draining oxygen thief. These leeches go on and on about Apartheid while living in luxury provided by the white man. Without us and Apartheid they would be living in huts and chucking spears where they belong. Has Zwelithini ever worked a day in his life? F#$%ing Monkey King!

  • Ralph Long - 2011-05-07 00:14

    Just wondering how she suffered under Apartheid?? Highly unlikely.

  • Wouter - 2011-05-07 00:18

    R300mill for a burial? Did they put her remains in a solid gold casket or what?

  • Yrrab - 2011-05-07 00:21

    "...will close yet another chapter of inhuman suffering at the hands of the apartheid regime..." As long as people will accept crap, it will be financially profitable to dispense it! Well I suppose our glorious government just had to cash in on another opportunity to propagate their lies... Come on, surely you could've done a bit of research before flogging the dead horse again. The "apartheid regime,” only came into power in the 1960's... The Queen died in the 1950's... The new ANC regime came into power in 1994... For the past 17 years, The ANC has done nothing but blame everything on a very dead, rotten corpse. Well, I suppose everyone has a right to be stupid. Some just abuse the privilege. All propaganda has to be popular and has to accommodate itself to the comprehension of the least intelligent of those whom it seeks to reach. Adolf Hitler Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it. Adolf Hitler

  • Joe - 2011-05-07 02:32

    Jezuz Wept; these fcking flatnose MORONS were FAR better off during the allegedly evil apartheid than their sorry asses will EVER be under black, gross incompetent rule but yet they want to make it sound that they were sooo mistreated. FUKEM!

      djg - 2011-05-07 06:48

      i was trying to be polite...but yr log is perfect......pity these poor bastards do not read what is said about them

  • Shai-hulud - 2011-05-07 03:33

    I don't understand the "inhuman suffering" part of the ANC's rhetoric. Surely there must have family at the funeral who could remember or have made a note of where the burial took place. None of this makes any sense, especially not the R300m part. And why all the fuss about King Goodwill. What exactly does he do? How does he rule? What power does he have?

  • Jonas_Barbar - 2011-05-07 04:50

    Any person with common sense would tell you that the expenditure of R300m in tough times is a bad idea. Secondly, that R300m would build several homes, hospitals and schools. Sorry ANC but you fell on your face with this one. Fruitless wasteful expenditure when the Nation is hungry

  • Shai-hulud - 2011-05-07 06:36

    Interesting zulu history....Can't find anything on Zwelethinis mother though. To contest the succession Dinuzulu first appealed to the British, but had no response. He then offered rewards of land to Boer mercenaries who would come and fight on his side. In 1884 a group of Boer farmers from the districts of Utrecht and Vryheid undertook to restore order, in return for land for the formation of an independent republic. Led by General Louis Botha, they formed Dinuzulu's Volunteers and after several clashes with Zibhebhu, defeated him at the Battle of Ghost Mountain on June 5, 1884, killing Zibhebhu and his forces to the last man. The mercenaries then claimed payment and Dinuzulu found himself confronted with demands he could not meet. 800 mercenaries claimed to have fought for him and all claimed large farms. They claimed about half of Zululand, including St Lucia Bay, an outlet to the sea. Britain intervened and the mercenaries were given a grant of land in the northern part of Zululand. 500 mercenaries each received a farm of 16 km². Another 300 men who had arrived late received smaller grants, known as 'half farms'. On the 5 August 1884, these mercenaries declared a republic, with the town of Vryheid as its capital, which lasted for only four years. After considerable dispute a Natal arbitration court recognised the New Republic, reduced in size, however, and deprived of its claims to St Lucia. The following year it was absorbed into the Transvaal.

      Marcell - 2011-05-07 07:04

      History is full of facts that the black man can not be trusted. But we still keep on trying. Why?

      Cathrine - 2011-05-08 01:06

      Marcell, history is full of facts that the white man cannot be trusted as well!