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Group wants Modjadji's status to be upgraded

By unknown | Dec 01, 2008 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Michael Sakuneka

Michael Sakuneka

The breakaway Limpopo traditional leaders organisation has placed the recognition of the Modjadji regent, Prince Mpapatla Modjadji, on their agenda as a top priority .

The leaders of the African Traditional Leaders Association (ATLA), which broke away from the Congress of Traditional Leaders of SA (Contralesa), said that rain queen Modjadji's kingdom was well known throughout the world "but the regent or queens were not recognised like the Zulu monarch, King Goodwill Zwelithini".

They argued that Modjadji's status was equivalent to that of the Zulu king. According to ATLA, Modjadji must also be allocated a yearly budget to run the affairs of the palace.

ATLA said South Africa, and Limpopo in particular, was well known because of Balobedu's rain-making powers.

ATLA spokesman Harry Mabunda said they would take the matter up with the provincial government.

He said they were concerned about the provincial government's delaying tactics in recognising certain traditional leaders.


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