The indaba on the coronation of a Ndebele king between government and traditional leaders in Bulawayo has been abandoned following an urgent chamber application by Peter Zwide Khumalo who is claiming the throne.

The Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing Cde July Moyo who was supposed to convene the meeting had to leave after breakfast after learning of the development, leaving the President of the Chiefs Council Chief Fortune Charumbira to make the announcement.

Chief Charumbira said Minister Moyo and other government ministers had to leave prematurely as it was not possible to discuss an issue before the courts.

The meeting had to be delayed after a group by the moniker Mthwakazi Pressure Group barricaded the entrance to the venue as it was supposed to be by invitation.

The meeting only commenced after the group was allowed in.