AmaZulu traditional Prime Minister, Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi says the judgment by the Pietermaritzburg High Court affirms the nominated King Misuzulu kaZwelithini as the rightful successor to the AmaZulu throne.
On Wednesday, Judge Isaac Madondo dismissed, with costs, the application for a declaratory order made by one of the wives of the late AmaZulu King Goodwill Zwelithini, Queen Sibongile Zulu, about what she is entitled to in the will.
Speaking to the matter of successorship, Judge Madondo noted that Prince Misuzulu is the only person who was identified and nominated to succeed the late King Goodwill Zwelithini at a meeting of the royal family in May last year.
Reacting to the judgement, Buthelezi has called for the processes related to the coronation to be finalised.
“We are grateful that he has laid to rest any argument that the King was not properly identified by the Royal Family as the rightful heir to the throne and has made it very clear that his Majesty King Misuzulu kaZweltihini is the undisputed successor. We trust this will open the way for his Majesty to finally be coronated as this is a legal formality,” says Buthelezi.
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