A rung of security has been deployed in KwaNongoma and surrounding areas ahead of the official crowning of Zulu King Misuzulu kaZwelithini on Saturday. Zulu cultural watchers and government sources said they expect areas near the Khangelamankengane Royal Palace, where the ceremony is scheduled to take place, to be heavily guarded. This comes amid a raging storm around the kingship. Some say Prince Simakade is the rightful heir while others are supporting MisuZulu. The battle for the Zulu crown has raged, with legal action launched after the death of the monarch last year. Among those contesting are Prince Misuzulu kaZwelithini, Prince Simakade kaZwelithini and Prince Buzabazi kaZwelithini.
EFF Leader, Julius Malema has come out to vow his support for MisuZulu. Malema says there is only one king for the Zulu nation and that's MisuZulu. "Iyodwa vo INkosi esiyaziyo, ISilo uMisuzulu KaZwelithini. He's our only king; the rest is noises of scavengers and hyenas. To all ground forces, feel free to attend tomorrow’s event. Wena weNdlovu! Bayede! Bayede! Bayede!", Malema said publicly on Twitter.
Malema is actually right. MisuZulu is the only Zulu King we recognize, even non-Zulus want him to be the King for various reasons:
1) Born of Royal blood maternaly and paternaly.
2) Announced by the late Queen as per instructions of the late King through her will.
3) Followed procedures.
On a Thursday night, King Misuzulu has just returned from a royal hunt for the lion to be used for the entering the kraal ritual on Saturday. He got the lion. The new king will be officially crowned when he enters the kraal. A date for the coronation by the government — to be presided over by President Cyril Ramaphosa — is yet to be decided. The Zulu throne comes with more than a crown and the title of king — it also comes with the assets of King Goodwill Zwelithini: millions of hectares of land controlled by the Ingonyama Trust, farms, livestock and several properties.
Meanwhile, the applications by King Zwelithini’s wife Sibongile Zulu,her 2 daughters Ntandoyenkosi and Ntombizosuthu have been granted leave to appeal a judgment dismissing their contestation over the will. The coronation could be interdicted.
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