Prince Misuzulu Zulu
Chaos and commotion broke out at the royal palace after Prince Misuzulu Zulu was announced as the preferred successor to his father’s throne.
Prince Misuzulu Zulu
King Goodwill Zwelithini’s remaining eldest son Prince Misuzulu Zulu has been announced as the preferred successor to the throne and leader of the AmaZulu nation.
The last will and testament of the late Queen Mantfombi Dlamini-Zulu and a letter she wrote before her passing was read on Friday night, 7 May 2021. Dlamini-Zulu was interred at KwaNongoma in the early hours of Friday morning and a memorial service followed at the palace.
“After the untimely demise of our king, King Goodwill Zwelithini, the need to fill up the position of the fallen king has arisen. It is to be appropriate and befitting of the great Zulu nation to bestow the honour given to me by his majesty to my son, Misuzulu Zulu.”
According to her lawyer, Advocate Madoda Madonsela, there were some members of the royal family members who were opposing the announcement. “The meeting was not for opposing or challenging the announcement, whoever wished or wishes to do so should approach the lawyers.”
Madonsela also said 95% of the royal family members agree with the announcement but he can not comment on whether or not the Queen’s letter together with her last will and testament will be challenged in court by other family members.
Chaos broke out at the KwaKhangelamankengane Royal Palace in KwaNongoma immediately after Misuzulu was announced as the incoming king. Zulu together with his siblings were whisked away into the palace under heavily armed police and guards in order to protect them.
While Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi and Advocate Madonsela continued with the meeting, Prince Thokozani Zulu, who is a family member stood up and questioned the recognition of Prince Misuzulu as the heir. He also argued that the king’s will did not specify who the regent’s successor would be.
Prince Thokozani who was challenging whether the public reading of the will was the correct platform to raise the issues he raised was not given a chance to speak by Buthelezi and was instructed to sit down.
Two individuals who have not yet been identified were handcuffed and taken away by the police, gunshots were allegedly fired around the palace as Prince Misuzulu was whisked away.
This is a developing story, more information will be added.