One of the daughters of the late amaZulu King Goodwill Zwelithini, Princess Nombuso Zulu, is expected to lead a media briefing at the KwaKhethomthandayo Royal Palace in Nongoma, northern KwaZulu-Natal on Saturday.
A statement says the briefing will address the significance of the three-month mourning period for the late King, which has now ended.
The briefing comes just a day after the AmaZulu Traditional Prime Minister Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi acknowledged concerns around instability within the Zulu Royal Family.
“The two things should go together but it was decided because the King was ailing, he was not going to be present. We discussed that with the Queen Mother, I was informed that there was an agreement in it but nevertheless on the day itself yesterday apparently the Queen Mother told me that there was pressure by some people who said that t the widows could not discard the mourning dress without some hunt, so that hunt whatever form it took, took place.”
He confirmed that the cleansing of the amaZulu Queens was now complete but that an official cleansing and handing over of the late King’s weapons to his son and successor King Misuzulu kaZwelithini had yet to be completed.
In the video below, King Misuzulu kaZwelithini confirmed as the new AmaZulu Monarch:
Buthelezi says the cleansing was under the supervision of the Queen-mother, Queen Mavis Zungu, and that a hunt was held.
Princess Nombuso Zulu is the daughter of the late King’s first wife, Queen Sibongile Zulu who is contesting the late King’s will.