Members of the AmaZulu royal family, including King Misuzulu kaZwelithinil, are expected to travel to the home of the future AmaZulu Queen Ntokozo Mayisela in Newcastle in KwaZulu-Natal.
On Saturday, the traditional Umembeso ceremony will see the bride’s family officially presenting her to the AmaZulu royal family.
As part of the ceremony, both families will exchange gifts.
Warriors and members of the AmaZulu royal family members will accompany King Misuzulu kaZwelithini to the Umembeso.
It precedes the traditional wedding.
After this ceremony, both families can determine or set the date of the wedding.
Last year, elders from the AmaZulu royal family paid labola to the Mayisela family.
It is customary for the AmaZulu King to be married before he ascends the throne.
Members from both families will sing traditional songs as, coming together as a sign of unity.
Preparations for the coronation are already underway.
Meanwhile, 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 says 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