WATCH: Carl Niehaus accuses Motlanthe of attacking traditional leaders

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Carl Niehaus, who was sentenced in 1983 and served seven years for ANC-related activities, has in latter years been beset my fraud allegations.

JOHANNESBURG – uMkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans Association spokesperson Carl Niehaus has accused former president Kgalema Motlanthe of attacking traditional leaders.

Motlanthe was head of a high-level panel, which recommended that land under the Ingonyama Trust be expropriated and the trust be scrapped.

Motlanthe made remarks that traditional leaders are “tin-pot village dictators,” words that have not gone down well with many traditional leaders in the province.

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Speaking at the land Imbizo hosted by Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini in Ulundi north of KwaZulu Natal, Niehaus said Motlanthe&39;s remarks were an attack on traditional leaders.

"Former Pres Kgalema Motlanthe had launched an attack on traditional leaders which was entirely unjustified,” said Niehaus.