Deposed king’s great-grandson wins right to the throne

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Deposed king’s great-grandson wins right to the throne

The high court decision means Miss Universe has another reason to celebrate

Cape Town bureau chief

More than a century after colonial authorities declared an Eastern Cape king a commoner, a judge has declared his great-grandson the rightful heir to the AmaMpondomise throne.

Tuesday’s decision in the Mthatha High Court means Zozibini Tunzi – who was feted by king-designate Luzuko Matiwane when she returned to her village after being crowned Miss SA last August – has another reason to celebrate after being crowned Miss Universe.

Tunzi joined Matiwane in a war chant and dance at her Sidwadweni village home in Tsolo, an ox was slaughtered to celebrate her win, and Matiwane told her: “I am donating a cow to you just to thank you for raising the AmaMpondomise flag high.”..

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