The Traditional Prime Minister of the AmaZulu nation, Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi has expressed surprise at
the KwaZulu-Natal cabinet’s announcement that the provincial government will hold a memorial service for late King Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu next Saturday.
According to a cabinet statement, the memorial will take place at the KwaKhethomthandayo Palace at Nongoma, and the royal family will participate.
Buthelezi says the queens have been discussing the royal family’s decision to hold a memorial service.
He says the royal family has asked government to pay for the catering. The service will be held at the KwaKhangelamankengane Palace.
The ceremony comes after a long legal battle between the family challenging AmaZulu King Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu’s will.
In the video below, is AmaZulu Royal Family dispute court case:
Queen Sibongile Zulu and her two daughters, Princesses Ntandoyenkosi Zulu and Ntombizosuthu Zulu-Duma challenged the validity of his will.
Zulu’s legal team, led by Advocate Nigel Redman, told the court that the late-king as precluded from marrying other queens.
Handing down his judgment for the amendment of her affidavit last week, Judge Madondo said that the applicant had not indicated that she might amend the document.
He further told the court that allowing an amendment would have far-reaching consequences even for the children of the other queens and widows.
Zulu asked the court to assert her right to 50% of the late AmaZulu King’s estate based on her civil marriage to him.