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The Pretoria high court yesterday ordered the Commission on Traditional Leadership Disputes and Claims to release its findings on Inkosi Melizwe Dlamini's claim that he should be accorded the same status as Zulu monarch King Goodwill Zwelithini.
The court also ordered that the report be released within three months.
Inkosi Dlamini turned to the court to force the commission, generally referred to as the Nhlapo commission, to announce its position on his claim.
Dlamini also wants to have his clan declared a kingdom.
Speaking to the media after the landmark ruling, Inkosi Dlamini said it was a great victory for the Dlamini clan.
"I am happy that the court has issued an order that the matter be dealt with in three months.
"This is a matter of justice, culture and heritage," he said.
When asked to comment about KwaZulu-Natal Premier Zweli Mkhize's statement that there will only be one king in KZN, Dlamini said: "Leaders must respect the law and listen to the people.
"I am not going to be drawn into conflicts and arguments with state organs, which must work together in harmony. We are not a threat to the Zulu kingdom, we will interact harmoniously and peacefully," Dlamini said.
Dlamini was accompanied by more than 400 supporters who arrived from KwaZulu-Natal in five buses.
"We want our old Natal-based kingdom back. We are not apologetic to anybody on this call.
"We want to revive the history of our ancestors and the heritage of all our people who populated this part of our country," he said.
He urged the government to be "resolute on this matter and that there must be no attempt to hide behind any political expediency".
Dlamini said he had great respect for the Zulu Royal House, to which he is related through maternal lines.
"I seek no elevation nor do I have any aspirations for the Zulu throne. I am the head of the Dlamini tribe."