'Prince's house sold at auction
Cash-strapped Mmelizwe Dlamini belives he should be entitled to the same powers as Zulu king Goodwill Zwelithini
The house of a man who claims he is entitled to the Nhlangwini kingdom, near Highflats in KwaZulu-Natal, was sold for R3.2 million in an auction, according to a report on Tuesday.
An unnamed Durban lawyer bought the La Lucia house in an auction on Monday after Prince Mmelizwe Dlamini allegedly failed to pay his monthly bond of R30,000, the Mercury reported.
Dlamini, who reportedly owed more than R3 million on the luxury house, tried to prevent the sale last week.
He is awaiting a decision by the Commission on Traditional Leadership Disputes and Claims on his assertion that he should be entitled to the same powers as Zulu king Goodwill Zwelithini.
The new owner of the house will have to pay the outstanding rates on the property which amount to R339,000.