The IFP in KwaZulu-Natal has raised its disappointment by the decision taken by the selection panel in the appointment of new Board Members of the Royal Household Trust, after traditional leaders were left out.
“We are aware that Inkosi Bonga Mdletshe was nominated to be appointed onto the Board because Amakhosi are paramount to His Majesty the King and Inkosi Mdletshe has extensive experience and knowledge in the issues pertaining to the functions of the Royal Household. He is a former magistrate who served as a Member of the KZN Legislature for many years in various portfolios including Local Government & Traditional Affairs, Finance and SCOPA, but he has been overlooked,” said IFP Leader in the KZN Legislature, Mr Blessed Gwala.
“This simply means traditional leaders will be excluded from participating meaningfully in the governance of the Royal Household Trust. Traditional leaders are quite aware of the limitations placed on them by legislation when it comes to making decisions on issues that affect their people. To traditional leaders, this is not surprising, they have witnessed the institution of traditional leadership being sidelined for decades while the powers, functions and role of traditional leaders are increasingly diminished,” continued Mr Gwala.
“The IFP would like to congratulate all those who have been appointed as new members of the Royal Household Trust,” concluded Mr Gwala.
Mr Blessed Gwala,
IFP Leader in the KZN Legislature, 078 290 5842
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