Coronation of AmaZulu King Misuzulu kaZwelithini postponed due to KZN floods

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The coronation of the amaZulu King Misuzulu kaZwelithini has been postponed.

In a statement, AmaZulu traditional prime minister Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi says this has been necessitated by the recent tragic floods in KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape.

Over 430 people died and thousands have been left homeless in KwaZulu-Natal.

In a statement, Buthelezi says he was asked by AmaZulu King Misuzulu kaZwelithini to convey the request for the postponement to President President Cyril Ramaphosa, who the agreed with the decision.

He says the new date will be announced after consultation with His Majesty the King, the Royal Family and the President.

Buthelezi further states that the Royal Family is also mourning the loss of five members who died when their house collapsed.

Recognition of AmaZulu King

KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala has pledged his support to the AmaZulu King Misuzulu kaZwelithini after President Cyril Ramaphosa recognised him as the new AmaZulu monarch.

MisuZulu’s father, King Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu passed on a year ago.

Zikalala said they will be working together with the royal household and national government to ensure that the coronation ceremony takes place according to plan.

“As the provincial government we further wish to congratulate his majesty King MisuZulu and pledge our support and that we are from now onward going to work with the Royal House toward ensuring that the coronation ceremony takes place according to the plans.

We will be working with national government as well as the Royal House in ensuring that this is done according to the plans and as soon as possible.”

The recognition of Prince MisuZulu KaZwelithini as leader of AmaZulu : Buthelezi