The Royal Crown Trust and the Khumalo clan have resolved to engage the government over the public coronation of Ndebele king, Bulelani Colin Khumalo.
Royal Crown Trust chairman Chief Mathema on Friday said that they are waiting for the courts to rule over an application by another claimant to the Ndebele kingship, Peter Zwide Khumalo. Said Chief Mathema:
We are now waiting for the courts as another aspirant, Peter Zwide Khumalo, took us to court. After the courts, we shall then persuade the government to see eye-to-eye with us.
The government blocked the public coronation of the Ndebele king in March last year and Bulawayo High Court judge Justice Martin Makonese ruled that there was no law in the country allowing the establishment of a monarch.
Meanwhile, the government allowed the official public unveiling and installation of the Mambo dynasty, King Mike Moyo, at a ceremony that was held in Mawabeni, Matabeleland South in 2019 and this has emboldened the Khumalo clan.