Cultural expert Professor Sihawu Ngubane says he believes that issues surrounding the will of the late AmaZulu King Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu should be resolved by the leaders of the Royal Family.
Queen Sibongile Dlamini – the first wife of the late King – and her children are challenging his will in court – also requesting that the appointment of a new Regent be interdicted. King Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu passed away almost two months ago. Queen Mantfombi Dlamini Zulu passed away earlier this week.
Professor Ngubane says the Prime Minister of the Zulu nation should help resolve the matter.
“In a polygamous marriage, there was a new bill that was passed where all wives have rights. So in the case of what is going on, it is very unfortunate but I think we need to leave it to the hands of the Royal Family because traditionally the Royal Family should be able to resolve their problems by providing an amicable solution to this matter. That is why we have the prime minister of the Zulu nation who is put in charge of resolving this and I think it is in capable hands.”
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.
AmaZulu Regent to be laid to rest on Thursday at the crack of dawn:
In a statement, the monarch’s Traditional Prime Minister, Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi, confirms that the Regent’s remains will be transported from Johannesburg, where she passed on, to her Royal Palace of KwaKhangelamankengane on Wednesday.
Buthelezi says in line with her wishes, as was the preparations for the late Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu, the Regent will be interred at the crack of dawn in a private burial. Her wish was that she be buried at her palace.
A memorial service will be held on Friday.