Traditional Prime Minister to the amaZulu nation, Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi, has described the decision by one of the wives of the late King Goodwill Zwelithini‘s to approach the court challenging the late King’s will and estate as shameful behaviour.

Buthelezi had an exclusive interview with the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) after reports about the legal battle.

He says the royal family should be mourning the passing of the King instead of dragging each other to courts over who should succeed the late King Goodwill Zwelithini.

“Most of the members of the royal family are actually shocked by what she has done because she was still mourning. They, as the widows of the King in particular, and for them to rush to court in the manner they have done has actually disgraced the royal family. We think that it will stand out in history as one shameful thing that was done by a Queen during the mourning period of her husband. I think it is a shameful thing which shames not only herself but all of us members of the Zulu nation.”

Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi speaks to SABC: