Zuma brought ancestors' wrath - clan

2012-11-06 12:26
President Jacob Zuma at his traditional wedding to Thobeka Madiba-Zuma. Picture: Khaya Ngwenya/City Press

President Jacob Zuma at his traditional wedding to Thobeka Madiba-Zuma. Picture: Khaya Ngwenya/City Press

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Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma's visit to the AmaMpondomise Heritage Celebration in the Eastern Cape, which was organised by the Dosini clan, has been labelled as "inappropriate" by another clan, the Dispatch Online reported on Tuesday.

"It could not have been more inappropriate for him to attend Sunday’s [event] because it shows he is favouring a certain group," Mvuzo Notyesi, a lawyer for the Jola clan, told the Eastern Cape publication.

Notyesi said a thunderstorm during Sunday's celebrations showed the ancestors' wrath.

"It is a sign the ancestors are rejecting his approach in handling this. It was not just a coincidence."

The AmaMpondomise nation is appealing the outcome of the Nhlapho commission, which ruled that it did not have a legitimate kingdom.

Although all clans agreed on their right to a kingdom, the Dosini and Jola clans are divided on who the rightful king should be.

Zuma had not attended events organised by the Jola clan, the Dispatch Online reported.

The presidency referred queries to the co-operative governance and traditional affairs department. Its spokesperson Nghamula Nkuna was not immediately available for comment.

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