Simakade Bheki Cele

Police Minister, Bheki Cele. Image: Flickr

Prince Simakade calls for Cele to cleanse AmaZulu royal house

King Goodwill Zwelithini’s first son Prince Simakade Zulu has called on Police Minister Bheki Cele to cleanse one of the royal houses.

Simakade Bheki Cele

Police Minister, Bheki Cele. Image: Flickr

The late King Goodwill Zwelithini’s first son, Prince Simakade Zulu has called on Police Minister, Bheki Cele to cleanse one of the AmaZulu royal houses. 

This, after law enforcement agencies including Cele showed up in numbers at the eNyokeni Royal Palace in Nongoma, KwaZulu-Natal during the reed dance ceremony in September. 

PRINCE SIMAKADE WANTS ROYAL HOUSE CLEANSED

During the media briefing held on Saturday, 1 October in Durban, Simakade said it is disappointing to see armed people enter the palaces looking for guns. 

Simakade said this is a direct attack on the royal house. 

“These people said they were sent by government, so we want Police Minister Bheki Cele to cleanse the palaces. Since when is the royal house called a National Key Point? This is disrespectful to our nation and it takes away our national pride and our purity.”

Simakade also said royal houses are sacred places for AmaZulu nation and not sacred places for government.

Prince Simakade and his faction in the royal family had threatened that there will be blood shed if the reed dance ceremony went ahead at eNyokeni. This prompted government to intervene and provide security to ensure that everything runs smoothly. On the same day King Zwelithini and King Misuzulu’s confidant and advisor Dumisani Blasius Khumalo was shot dead outside his home as he returned from the reed dance.

King Zwelithini’s eldest son also did a coronation ceremony and installed himself as king just a week before his brother Misuzulu Sinqobile was officially coronated as the AmaZulu king in a ceremony that was held in Nongoma and was attended by government officials as well as other monarchs from other African countries.

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