The Zulu chief, Gatsha Buthelezi, has condemned a plan by the South African government to grant tribal land to Swaziland.
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BUTHELEZI: (SEQ 3) "Let history know, my brothers and sister, and let everybody know in South Africa, let the Prime Minister know, let Afrikaanerdom know, that the cabinet's decision speaks loudly and clearly that the Afrikaaner does not want to see Kwazulu kaffirs, or any other kaffirs, talk about the future of this country. Does that mean as kaffirs we have to abandon our hopes of giving constructive views to the Afrikaaner, and we may have to perforce look further afield, and even beyond our borders for the natural partnerships which we need in our struggle for liberation."
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Background: The Zulu chief, Gatsha Buthelezi, has condemned a plan by the South African government to grant tribal land to Swaziland. Speaking in Ulundi, Kwazulu on July 3, he said there could be violence if the government went through with the plants. Nearly 5,000 square kilometres of land are involved. Pretoria want to hand the area over to the independent kingdom of Swaziland. It says the land belonged to Swaziland last century. But at present it forms part of the Zulu homeland of Kwazulu, and protests have greeted the government announcement. If the deal goes ahead, it will give landlocked Swaziland an outlet to the sea. But Zulu leaders have sworn to fight it, by court decisions in South Africa. The area is inhabited by about 80,000 Zulus, but Swaziland says it is part of its pre-colonial domain.