AmaZulu King Misuzulu kaZwelithini says the attacks by some members of the royal family are directed at him and not at the throne. He was speaking at a meeting to address the ongoing feud related to the succession to the throne.
The late King Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu’s siblings, Prince Mbonisi, Princess Thembi and Prince Thokozani, have questioned the legitimacy of King Misizulu as successor and have snubbed the meeting.
King Misuzulu kaZwelithini says such divisions are not new in the Zulu Kingdom.
“This throne does not belong to Princess Thembi or Prince Simakade but it belongs to you the Zulu nation. I wish to express that we hope this is the last meeting of this sort of trying to resolve the impasse because nothing pains me than having to restart leadership processes that are legally sound.”
AmaZulu Traditional Prime Minister, Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi, says President Cyril Ramaphosa is addressing the matter.
“We are not saying that this is the end of the meeting the very fact that they were invited and some did not come shows there’s conflict. It’s now in the hands of the President who has sent a panel to resolve it.”’
Earlier this week brother to the late AmaZulu King Goodwill Zwelithini Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu, Prince Thokozani Zulu, said the AmaZulu nation does not have a king. Prince Thokozani Zulu supports Prince Simakade Zulu to ascend the throne.
Zulu said that while a dispute over the throne remains, nobody can claim a stake in it: