Court finds Zuma's decision to name man linked to VBS as king unlawful

Court finds Zuma's decision to name man linked to VBS as king unlawful

The Supreme Court of Appeal has set aside Jacob Zuma's decision to make Toni Mphephu Ramabulana king of Vhavenda. It was found unconstitutional and unlawful. Toni was also linked to the VBS scandal.

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Former president of SA, Jacob Zuma, installed Toni Mphephu Ramabulana as the king of Vhavenda, but the Supreme Court of Appeal set that decision aside on Friday, 12 April.

The court found the decision was unconstitutional and illegal, as reported on by The Citizen.

Toni was also one of the many people who has benefitted from VBS Mutual Bank when he shouldn't have.

Briefly.co.za reported that the king had promised to pay back the R17 million he received from the bank, but Limpopo politicians just wanted him gone.

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This ruling came after Princess Masindi Mphephu went to the High Court to stop Toni's coronation, which she was granted while the outcome of a legal challenge was awaited.

She also took Zuma and Toni to court, saying she is the rightful heir to the throne and was overlooked because only men are endorsed for kingship.

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Now the court has found that the decision to name Toni as the king was an act of gender discrimination.

The Princess' supporters celebrated that the position will now go where it belongs.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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