Ramaphosa to mark King Dinuzulu’s anniversary with AmaZulu king

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President Cyril Ramaphosa will join the King of the AmaZulu Nation, Misuzulu ka Zwelithini, at KwaCeza in Nongoma, northern KwaZulu-Natal, to commemorate the 110th anniversary of the death of King Dinuzulu ka Cetshwayo on Saturday.

The commemoration serves as a platform to reflect on the legacy of the late king. The laying of wreaths on Dinuzulu’s grave will precede the commemoration.

King Dinuzulu is described by many as a symbol of resistance against colonialism as he confronted various onslaught from colonial government which disregarded the institutions of traditional authority. He was jailed, exiled, and stripped of his powers. This was all because he stood up for the people he led.

Dinuzulu succeeded his father King Cetshwayo as king of the Zulu nation. King Dinuzulu ruled the Zulu nation at the age of 16.

Thousands of Zulu regiments are also expected to also join the commemoration.