Court to hand down judgment in Shembe succession battle

The legal battle around who should take over after the 2011 passing of Vimbeni Shembe has dragged on for the last five years.

FILE: Close to 50,000 followers of the Nazareth Baptist Church, also known as the Shembe Church, leave their church in Ebuhleni, 45km, north of Durban for their pilgrimage. Picture: AFP

JOHANNESBURG – The High Court in Pietermaritzburg is expected to hand down judgment on Friday morning on who should be the successor of the Shembe Church.

The legal battle around who should take over after the 2011 passing of Vimbeni Shembe has dragged on for the last five years.

Deputy Judge President Isaac Madondo is presiding over the matter.