DNA test shows ‘heir’ has no claim to Bafokeng throne

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Gladwin Koketso Mvianga
Gladwin Koketso Mvianga


A claim to the Royal Bafokeng throne by a young man who says he is the rightful heir to lead one of Africa’s richest tribes has taken another turn after DNA results proved that he was not genetically related to the Royal Bafokeng family.

Gladwin Koketso Mvianga (25), who claims to be the son of Bafokeng’s Kgosi Mollwane Boikanyo Molotlegi (Lebone II), who died in 2000, may now have to approach the courts to have his alleged father’s body exhumed to get a conclusive DNA result.

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