King Misuzulu and Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi dig as royal feud targets throne
Durban – With or without government coronation and other due process, King Misuzulu is already on the throne.
This is the message sent by Inkosi Mangosuthu Buthelezi in his umpteenth attempt to push back the “royal rebels” who question the designation of King Misuzulu as leader of the Zulu nation.
Speaking on Monday, Buthelezi said: “All this fuss around the legislation surprises us … I am not saying that the legislation should not be followed,” stressing that by asking the Zulu nation to pay the lobola for fire Queen Mantfombi Dlamini-Zulu, the late King Goodwill Zwelithini bound himself to a decision that the heir would come from the royal palace of KwaKhangelamankengane, therefore Misuzulu was the king.
On instructions from King Misuzulu, Buthelezi called a press conference in Ulundi and announced that the king had decided to call an urgent family reunion as soon as Covid-19 regulations banning large gatherings allow it, and to address the issue. members calling themselves “core members of the royal family”.
The group stems from a recent press release signed by Prince Mbonisi Zulu, a member of the royal family and brother of the late king.
In the statement, the prince said he was the legitimate royal spokesperson and anything that did not come from him or this “structure” was not legitimate and should be ignored by the public.
In response to this, Buthelezi said King Misuzulu wanted to set the record straight so that the Zulu nation would not be confused.
“Her Majesty considers this meeting to be both urgent and necessary, due to the confusion that has been created in the public space over who constitutes the ‘royal family’ and who speaks on behalf of the royal family. had several voices claiming to speak on behalf of the family, which at times was assisted by ignorance by the media. This has led to misinformation and confusion within the Zulu nation. Her Majesty believes that this matter must be resolved as soon as possible to avoid further confusion and divisions within the family, ”said Buthelezi.
Additionally, Buthelezi said there had been secret meetings and confused letters had been circulated, allegedly from some members of the royal family, and that the meeting would help clarify all of this.
“In the light of these three documents, His Majesty the King is convinced that a meeting of all the royal houses must be held as soon as possible in order to avoid any catastrophe which may arise due to the confusion and the animosity within the royal family. The question of what is meant by “royal family” needs to be clarified, as some now claim to be the “core” of the royal family to the exclusion of other senior members of the royal family, “Buthelezi said.
During the press conference, Buthelezi insisted that although King Misuzulu had not been officially crowned, he was already on the throne and in age-old Zulu tradition he was the king and those who held him. called “Prince Misuzulu” were mean and insulting.
“As far as all of us here are concerned, the King is on the throne, but because of all this confusion, as my statement says, the King will call a meeting as soon as the Covid-19 regulations allow.”
The eruption of further ructions at the royal court comes as parties await a directive from the High Court in Pietermaritzburg to announce a date for pleadings regarding Queen Sibongile Winfred Dlamini-Zulu wanting to inherit 50% of the late king’s estate , affirming that they were married in community of goods and that she was the first wife and that they were married according to the civil rites.
Dlamini-Zulu has since been joined by Princess Ntandoyenkosi Zulu and Princess Ntombizosuthu Zulu-Duma, who hired Johannesburg-based Yossi Vissoker, a graphologist (handwriting expert) who has since concluded that the signing on the last will of the late king was a fake. , and marked signs indicating where and how the alleged infringement occurred.
Vissoker then wrote a report for the court in which he noted that although one tried for years to perfect a signature, it was not possible to get it right because each person had a unique way of writing. and distinct.
“Based on and in accordance with accepted and proven document review standards and taking into account certain individual characteristics, as described and developed in the above letter, with particular attention to points reflecting non-characteristic characteristics that have been pointed out to them, I can conclude that Series 1 and 2 were not written or signed in the same hand as that of the late His Majesty King Goodwill Zwelithini KaBhekuzulu, ”states the Vissoker report.