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Court puts 'chiefs' installation on hold

By unknown | Apr 18, 2008 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Frank Maponya

Frank Maponya

Chiefs in the Davhana area in Vuwani, Limpopo, yesterday successfully obtained a court interdict blocking the installation ceremony of David Davhana.

Davhana was supposed to be installed as chief of the Davhana community today.

Molweli Davhana, chairman of the Davhana royal council, was served with a summons stopping him and acting chief, Julius Davhana, from going ahead with the installation ceremony.

The two were blocked on the grounds that proper consultations had not taken place with the Davhana royal family.

The third respondent is Limpopo Premier Sello Moloto, who was due to officiate at the ceremony.

According to the law the three should have consulted with other royal family members to identify the person to be installed as chief.

The Thohoyandou high court yesterday concluded that the three had failed to make proper consultations about the matter.

Molweli Davhana confirmed yesterday that the ceremony would not take place until after the matter had gone to court on May 8.

"We have agreed that the ceremony will not go ahead because the matter is still in court," said Davhana.

He said the royal council would decide what to do with the money contributed by the community towards the ceremony.

Moloto's office confirmed yesterday that the matter had been put on hold until further notice.


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