Cooperative Governance Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has called on the AmaZulu royal family to come together and address their differences. The late King Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu’s wife, MaDlamini is challenging the will on who will be the next king.

The AmaZulu royal family says some of his daughters are also disputing the validity of the will.

Traditional Prime Minister to the AmaZulu nation, Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi has described the decision by MaDlamini to approach the court challenging the late King’s will and estate as shameful. Dlamini-Zuma says she hopes there is peace in the royal family for the benefit of the Zulu nation.

“This is a very difficult time for them having lost three senior members of the royal family in succession. These kinds of departures of senior people sometimes create tensions but we are hoping that they will be able to go deep inside and find a way of keeping together and keeping the stability of the royal family.”

The Regent of the Zulu nation, Queen Mantfombi Dlamini Zulu, will be laid to rest on Thursday at the KwaKhangelamankengane Royal Palace in KwaNongoma, northern KwaZulu-Natal.

The Regent Queen passed on last week at the age of 65.

Buthelezi has told SABC News that the information he has around the circumstances surrounding the Regent’s passing, points to what he calls, toxins in her liver.

A memorial service will be held on Friday.

 KZN Premier Sihle Zikalala visits the Zulu Royal Family at KwaNongoma: