VhaVenda princess returns to challenge the throne

2017-05-25 12:05
High court. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

High court. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

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Polokwane - The Limpopo High Court is on Thursday expected to hear VhaVenda princess Masindi Mphephu's appeal against the dismissal of her challenge to the throne.

Masindi is challenging her cousin Toni Mphephu Ramabulana for the crown. She claims she is the rightful heir to the throne as she is the daughter of the late king.

Ramabulana was not her uncle, as previously reported. President Jacob Zuma recognised Ramabulana as king in 2012.

In December last year, the Thohoyandou High Court dismissed Mphephu’s bid to prevent Ramabulana from ascending to the throne.

In court papers, Masindi argues that she was sidelined for the throne because she is a woman and that the traditional council’s approach to the matter was unconstitutional. 


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