Self-appointed Khoisan king wants Ramaphosa to stop May elections

Self-appointed Khoisan king wants Ramaphosa to stop May elections

Calvin Cornelius, self proclaimed king of the Khoisan, has applied for a cease and desist order against the president and the state. Cornelius want to stop the upcoming May elections from taking place in certain provinces.

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The Khoisan 'king' is attempting to stop the 2019 elections from going ahead in the Eastern Cape, Western Cape and Northern Cape provinces.

Calvin Cornelius has filed an urgent cease and desist order against the state and President Cyril Ramaphosa.

According to Eyewitness News, Cornelius's legitimacy is being challenged by another Khoisan grouping.

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Briefly.co.za gathered that, despite this, the 'king' and his followers are adamant that the three provinces belong to the Khoisan.

The group has even gone through the effort of renaming their 'domain', dubbing them the Sovereign State of Good Hope. They demand this land is returned to them before elections can be held.

The First Indigenous Nation of South Africa chief, Gregg Fick, says that Cornelius is not recognised:

“We do not recognise him as a king. We do not recognise him his leadership in the Khoi-Khoi and San movement and we also do not recognise the Sovereign State of Good Hope.”

The matter is due to be heard in court.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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