Swaziland welcomes SA’s offer to hand over parts of KaNgwane and KwaZulu

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Sunday, 20 June 1982

The Swaziland government welcomed South Africa's offer to hand over parts of KaNgwane and KwaZulu to Swaziland, since, it claims the territory is historically and culturally part of the Swazi kingdom. The areas demarcated for the hand over were adjacent to Swaziland. The Kwazulu homeland government under the leadership of Chief Gatsha Buthelezi objected and successfully launched a court case against the move on the grounds that the Kwazulu homeland was not properly consulted as stated in the homeland act.

References:
• Jacqueline, A.K., Shoeman,E., Andor, L.E.etal, (1991), Southern African Political History: A Chronology of Key Political Events From Independence to Mid-1997,(Greenwood Press) p.476
• Swaziland News, (2014), 'The Latest and Breaking News from Swaziland', from telegraph UK, [online], Available at www.telegraph.co.uk [Accessed: 12 June 2014]

Last updated : 19-Jun-2015

This article was produced by South African History Online on 16-Mar-2011

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