Court boosts kingship claim

THE Pretoria high courtyesterday ordered the Commission on Traditional Leadership Disputes and Claims to release its findings on Prince Melizwe Dlamini's kingship claim.

THE Pretoria high courtyesterday ordered the Commission on Traditional Leadership Disputes and Claims to release its findings on Prince Melizwe Dlamini's kingship claim.

Dlamini, pictured, wants to be declared king and be accorded the same status as Zulu monarch King Goodwill Zwelithini. The court ordered that the findings be released in three months and that President Jacob Zuma should object to its ruling in nine days if he wants to.

Dlamini turned to the court to force the commission to announce its position. He also wants to have his clan declared a kingdom. - Pertunia Ratsatsi

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