Shembe court battle resumes

Crime & Courts

Johannesburg - The leadership battle in the Shembe Church will resume in the Durban High Court on Tuesday.

The battle began last year after the group’s leader Vimbeni Shembe died.

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Vimbeni's son Mduduzi and cousin Vela Shembe both want to succeed Vimbeni.

Vela argues that Vimbeni appointed him as a successor in a will, but has failed to convince church elders.

Handwriting expert Michael Irving was expected to tell the court whether the deceased leader's signature on a 2000 deed of nomination was authentic or not. - Sapa

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