This judgement is quite worrying. It's a pity that a matter like this has to be decided using western norms and values and to a certain extent the Constitution. I have a serious problem with this judgement because it tends to overlook the fact that traditional leadership is first and foremost a cultural institution where principles of democracy and the constitution take the back seat. Actually, the very existence of this institution is unconstitutional and undemocratic in the sense that it does not give every citizen equal access to the institution. I, Timmy Khethani, am decidedly disqualified to even aspire to become King of Vhavenda let alone to lay claim to the throne simply because I am considered to be of the wrong blood. Is that not discrimination ? Is it not a big irony that a court of law should then come to a judgement in an inherently discriminatory institution on the basis that somebody has been discriminated against because of that person's gender. The fact is discrimination is the conerstone of traditional leadership and its survival and preservation hinges largely on discrimination. Was the so-called discrimination against Masindi not done for the purpose of preserving the Ramabulana Kingship? At the risk of sounding chauvinistic methinks this judgement is totally illogical. It may be legally and constitutionally sound but it is extremely culturally flawed. Since Masindi's argument has always been that being the first child of the late Dimbanyika made her the first in line for the throne i now feel impelled to ask this question; What will happen when she, as the future sovereign of Vhavenda, departs this earth ? Taking her case as a precedence it will then mean that her first child will become king/queen. Now my question is will Masindi's children be necessarily of royal blood ? If not what happens ? And actually even if they are of royal blood will they come from the house of Ramabulana ?