Malema King Misuzulu

Julius Malema and King Misuzulu KaZwelithini. Images via Twitter/@EFFSouthAfrica and @Julius_S_Malema.

‘ANC almost collapsed it’: Malema on King Misuzulu’s certificate handover event

Julius Malema and the EFF have criticised the ANC government for poor organising and sound at King Misuzulu’s event on Saturday.

Malema King Misuzulu

Julius Malema and King Misuzulu KaZwelithini. Images via Twitter/@EFFSouthAfrica and @Julius_S_Malema.

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader, Julius Malema says the ANC in KwaZulu-Natal almost collapsed King Misuzulu’s certificate of recognition handover event because of poor sound.  

The event was held at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban on Saturday, 29 October where President Cyril Ramaphosa officially handed over the new monarch’s certificate which recognises him as the only and legitimate king to the Zulu nation. 


Malema who was accompanied by EFF leadership and was amongst dignitaries at the event said the ANC government almost collapsed the event by providing mediocre sound, stage and screens. 

Disorganisation and poor sound system continued to mar the event on Saturday as many guest speakers and the MCs were sometimes inaudible to the thousands who had packed the stadium. 

Furthermore Malema said his party in KZN should ask how much was spent and who the service providers are. 

The EFF in KZN said it has written to the Office of the Premier seeking answers on the following:  

  • Who was responsible for organising the coronation 
  • How much was spent on the sound system 
  • How much was spent on the stage
  • Who were the service providers of the stage and the sound 

The party said the Premier, Nomusa Dube-Ncube and her cabinet should not be allowed to address any public gathering without having answered the above questions. 


A number of the people who attended the historic event and those who watched from home complained about not hearing significant parts of what was said by some guest speakers.

“The coronation of King Misuzulu is one for the history books. What’s disappointing me is the poor sound. Oral historians are recounting key moments of history that we cannot hear. This a great missed opportunity to capture archival material,” @Molatela_M tweeted.

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