Court battle over Vhavenda kingship continues

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The court battle over the Vhavenda kingship will continue in the High Court in Polokwane, Limpopo, today.

Princess Masindi Mphephu is fighting to succeed her late father, Dimbanyika Mphephu.

The King died in a car crash in 1997.

Mphephu’s uncle Toni Mphephu-Ramabulana was on the throne until the Constitutional Court ruling of November 2021 ordered the royal family to appoint another heir.

Princess Masindi Mphephu’s lawyer, Alan Dodson, is expected to conclude his heads of arguments when the matter resumes.

Yesterday, he told the court that the customary law should be respected.

The lawyers representing Mphephu-Ramabulana will then bring their own heads of arguments.

The Vhavenda people have not had a King since Mphephu-Ramabulana was unseated through a Constitutional Court judgment.

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