Ramaphosa sued over KZN royalty dispute
The lawyers representing Prince Simakade in his bid to dethrone his younger brother, Zulu King Misuzulu, have accused President Cyril Ramaphosa of failing to provide their client with his record of decision, reports The Sunday Independent.
Prince Simakade is suing Ramaphosa; Misuzulu; Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi, in his capacity as the traditional Prime Minister of the Zulus; Co-operative Governance & Traditional Affairs Minister Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma; KZN Premier Nomusa Dube-Ncube; the national and provincial houses of traditional leaders; and the Zulu royal family.
In his application to the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria), Simakade, who is the eldest son of late Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini, said he wants the decision taken at the May 2021 meeting, convened by Buthelezi to be reviewed and set aside.
‘I was wrongly excluded from consideration, on the basis of the meeting having been misinformed that I had renounced my claim to the throne,’ he said.
He accused Ramaphosa of failing, without reason, to follow the recommendation of the mediation panel set up to settle the dispute that the President should not decide to recognise.
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