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King steps in over KZN mining

Author: Bongani Hans

King Goodwill Zwelithini has intervened to protect the rights of communities affected by the operations of mining companies in the province 

During the first rural dialogue on mining, to be held in Empangeni tomorrow and on Wednesday, the king will talk to rural communities living on land belonging to the Ingonyama Trust about their rights not to be evicted and their right to compensation if their houses are damaged during mine blasting. 

“We want people to understand their rights to live on Ingonyama Trust land, the rights of companies to mine, and the process that people should follow to obtain mining rights” said the king’s adviser, Judge Jerome Ngwenya. 

During the first rural dialogue on mining, to be held in Empangeni tomorrow and on Wednesday, the king will talk to rural communities living on land belonging to the Ingonyama Trust about their rights not to be evicted and their right to compensation if their houses are damaged during mine blasting. 

“We want people to understand their rights to live on Ingonyama Trust land, the rights of companies to mine, and the process that people should follow to obtain mining rights” said the king’s adviser, Judge Jerome Ngwenya. 

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