The daughter of the late amaZulu King Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu, Princess Nombuso Zulu, says the cleansing ceremony was a success and royal houses have been cleansed.
During the media briefing, the royal family thanked the nation for its support during their mourning period for the King. Princess Nombuso says the Queens and the Zulu nation are now free from mourning.
“We have been cleansed as a family now all the king’s wives and the Zulu nation as a whole they are now free from mourning they can resume their duties. Everything went well during the cleansing and the hunting they came back with game meat as the tradition dictates. All tradition and rules have been followed accordingly,” she says.
The late King Goodwill Zwelithini’s sister, Princess Thembi Ndlovu, says the royal family will now discuss who will succeed the King.
“We were waiting for the end of the mourning period and for the cleansing to be done before we can discuss or talk about who will succeed to the throne. We will now sit down as a family and discuss this. I won’t say who’s wrong and who’s right but we are guided by the South African law and our tradition on the right way to the installation of the new king and how the king will be installed by whom and when and how it is not done,” she told journalists.
This is despite the Zulu monarch’s Prime Minister, Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi, having confirmed Misuzulu kaZwelithini as a King, who is already sitting on the throne.
Prince Buthelezi was not present at Saturday’s briefing.
Below is video of the royal family’s briefing: