'Prince's' house sold for R3.2m

2012-06-05 14:11

Johannesburg - The house of a man who claims he is entitled to the Nhlangwini kingdom, near Highflats in KwaZulu-Natal, was sold for R3.2m in an auction, according to a report on Tuesday.

An unnamed Durban lawyer bought the house in an auction on Monday after Prince Mmelizwe Dlamini allegedly failed to pay his monthly bond of R30 000, the Mercury reported.

Dlamini, who reportedly owed more than R3m on the luxury house, tried to prevent the sale last week.

He is awaiting a decision by the Commission on Traditional Leadership Disputes and Claims on his assertion that he should be entitled to the same powers as Zulu king Goodwill Zwelithini.

The new owner of the house will have to pay the outstanding rates on the property which amount to R339 000.

It was not clear when Dlamini would move out of the house, as the buyer was not guaranteed vacant occupation.

  • rob.patrick.94 - 2012-06-05 14:17

    It will take the lawyer years to get him out of the house. F@@king lawyers LOL!!!

      Deon - 2012-06-05 14:28

      Lawyers are usually fast, it is the courts and getting a court date that takes so long.

      Kala - 2012-06-05 16:15

      He has bought the house back through a third party. My Boss was at the auction.

  • Loo - 2012-06-05 14:25

    OH FF**S .... YET another "king" DEMANDING !!!! This is the problem ::: With more than ten languages , cultures and "claims" such as this.. NO country would survive... WAIT till the other "kingdom's" and traditional leaders get on this band wagon. It will take ONE court case to spark hundreds of "traditional" leaders to claim grants. I think I should look for a "khoi" Facilitatet his/her claim:: Move into the Union Buildings, renovate Tuinhuis as a holiday home and Parliament as a circus venue.

      TSOTSI Smilification - 2012-06-05 14:33

      "Parliament as a circus venue" TOO LATE! SORRY FOR YOU :P

  • nigel.burgess.52 - 2012-06-05 14:39


  • arthur.hugh - 2012-06-05 15:05

    Prince of what? Bok drolle? Maybe the lawyer can keep him at the house to work on the garden.

  • jaysonpaul.beckwith - 2012-06-05 15:06

    He should be lucky. At least the sheriff of the court didn't take his bar stools.

  • glen.e.huysamer - 2012-06-05 15:12

    How many more Princes, Kings and Chiefs are going to start crawling out of the traditional woodwork, it is time to scupper the strangle hold that these clowns have on the ordinary citizens of South Africa.

  • Ted - 2012-06-05 15:18

    The unnamed lawyer is his lawyer I think. As expected of his kind he is waiting for a big payday when the chap is declared a King. Then, he can get paid off on the house and for legal services. Smart. Who would want to represent a homeless King!

  • bill.vanzyl - 2012-06-05 15:18

    We live in a REPUBLIC - why are we pandering to monarchists and others that believe that they are owed something by right of birth?? Why should our tax rands be used to maintain the shopping habits of someone because they are of "royal" blood? If we want to rant on about colonialists "taking our land" then we should equally rant on about the "royals who own everything" and all their inherited rights, titles and interests, to the detriment of the people at large.

  • zama.mhlongo.14 - 2012-06-05 15:37

    I think the day Queen Elizabeth, Monarch of Spain, and all the other European countries that have Royal houses cease to recognise them, that is the time we will stop also. But for the time being to those that are blaming these Monarchs, remember we take our queu from the West so rather start there than criticize here.

      Tony Lapson - 2012-06-05 16:10


      bill.vanzyl - 2012-06-05 18:03

      Any system that uses birthright as a method of promotion stinks. Whether it is the dysfunctional Windsor family in England, the Spanish, the Netherlands, or the North Korean or Syrian systems of anointing a son to follow in the father's footsteps. In each instance the voice of the people themselves have no say whatsoever, yet they have to cough up tax monies to keep those privileged few in luxury. The same holds true for our local tribal kings who have palaces and fleets of vehicles purchased and maintained from the public coffers. Privilege and respect must be earned, it is not a right by birth!

  • edwardsch - 2012-06-05 15:40

    A horse, a horse, his kingdom for a horse. Sorry, I mean HOUSE!!!!!

  • Ryno - 2012-06-05 16:05

    entitlement ... one of 3 big words they know...the other 2 being apartheid and tender.

      Mike Purchase - 2012-06-05 16:15

      Unfortunately there is one word these okes cannot grasp.Accountabily.

      Bibi - 2012-06-05 17:42

      Who is 'they' and 'these okes'?

  • Mike Purchase - 2012-06-05 16:16

    Sorry that was meant to be accountability.

  • Justin Vlaming - 2012-06-05 16:23

    @arthur.hugh best comment ever!!

  • braamc - 2012-06-05 17:28

    You borrow money, you must pay, "royalty" se moer

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