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Card image 22 February 2024 GroundUp

Limpopo royal family feud could change customary law

Courts to rule on key issues linked to succession

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29 January 2024 IOL

Mixed reaction to appointment of Zulu traditional prime minister

Mazibuko said the ongoing leadership dispute and the resultant court challenges had no bearing on the decision to appoint a new prime minister.

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Card image 29 January 2024 Daily Maverick

King Misuzulu appoints prime minister while courts ponder his right to the throne

In a new twist in the battle for the Zulu throne, King Misuzulu has appointed a prime minister and deputy prime minister of the Zulu nation while the courts are still mulling over the legitimacy of his claim to the throne.

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Card image 22 October 2023 Daily Maverick

The royal battle over Zulu kingdom succession takes a new legal twist

Dramatic scenes related to the bitter and potentially violent fight for the Zulu kingdom throne, and the battle for the hearts of millions of AmaZulu people, shifted to South Africa’s administrative capital Pretoria this week.

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Card image 21 August 2023 Custom Contested

Interviews with rural citizens and civil society members re: TKLA judgment

On 30 May 2023, the Constitutional Court delivered a judgment declaring the Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Act No. 3 of 2019 (the TKLA) unconstitutional in Constance Mogale and Others v Speaker of the National Assembly and Others (https://tinyurl.com/TKLA-decision ). This was after the Constitutional Court had heard rural citizens’ objections to the poor public participation conducted by Parliament and Provincial … Continue reading

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Card image 14 July 2023 South Coast Herald

IFP calls for speedy resolution to Mathulini land debacle

The case involves a settlement agreement that was signed by Inkosi Bhekizizwe Nivard Luthuli - representing the Mathulini Community - on December 17, 2010.

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Card image 15 July 2023 SABC

Kgarudi Tribal Authority relieved Chief Mogane’s remains have finally been re-buried

The Kgarudi Tribal Authority in Sandford, Bushbuckridge in Mpumalanga, is relieved that finally, Chief Steven Mogane’s remains have been re-buried as per their tradition.

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04 July 2023 IOL

Mangosuthu Buthelezi: My statement on Zulu King’s health was not malicious, no rift between us

Buthelezi said he does not want to dwell much on the conduct of Prince Africa in a recent video but wants to rather set the record straight.

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Card image 04 July 2023 Mail & Guardian

Buthelezi poisoning claims suggest lost influence over Zulu monarchy

The spat with King Misuzulu ka Zwelithini may hurt the Inkatha Freedom Party at the polls next year

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Card image 04 July 2023 BBC

Zulu King Misuzulu kaZwelithini: I am not poisoned, I am well

There have been conflicting reports over the health of the monarch and why he had gone to Eswatini.

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