ConCourt's tribe decision welcomed

2013-06-14 10:41
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Johannesburg - Queen Lombekiso MaSobhuza Sigcau is excited by the Constitutional Court's ruling to set aside a decision which removed her husband as king of the AmaMpondo AseQawukeni, Dispatch Online reported on Friday.

Sigcau's husband Justice Mpondombini challenged a North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria decision which confirmed President Jacob Zuma's acceptance of the Commission on Traditional Leadership Disputes and Claims' decision that Zanozuko Tyelovuyo Sigcau was the rightful king and not Justice Mpondombini.

Speaking on behalf of Queen Sigcau, Nkosi Mandilive Cinani said they were excited by the outcome of the ruling but would sit down and analyse the judgment before moving forward.

"We have been saying for a long time that Thandizulu [Mpondombini’s praise name] is the legitimate king," Cinani was quoted as saying.

According to the report, the Constitutional Court's decision came three months after Justice Mpondombini died of a stroke in March.

Prince Phumezile Dinwayo, Zanozuko's advisor, said they would wait for government to give them a direction on going forward.

"It was the government which recognised Zanozuku and issued him with a certificate [of recognition]," said Dinwayo.

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