Amabutho made a solemn oath at Saturday night's midnight ceremony to defend the kingdom and the monarch who had just completed the rite. This ritual will be repeated this next weekend by Misuzulu KaZwelithini, just before he is crowned King of the Zulus.
If the elders of the Zulu kingdom don't address this, it might potentially pull the kingdom apart. Although Misuzulu has been recognized as the legitimate heir, his brother Simakade has been making a strong claim to the throne on the grounds that it is rightfully his.
It appears that Prince Simakade, who has been dubbed "King" by his fans after performing the rite of entering the kraal, has also taken aim at President Cyril Ramaphosa for his involvement in the Phala Phala incident.
Prince Simakade may be angry at Cyril Ramaphosa for recognizing Misuzulu KaZwelithini as the legitimate king because of this. However, his supporters have petitioned the president to crown Simakade the new Zulu King.
Prince Simakade lashes out at his detractors, claiming to be the legitimate heir to the kingdom. He goes on to say that briefcase-carrying, money-hiding types have no place demanding orders from the throne.
After conducting the entering the kraal ceremony, several members of the Royal Family publicly proclaimed Prince Simakade, the eldest son of the late King of the Zulu country, as the King.
After the event that had his fans proclaiming him a King, Prince Simakade addressed a number of topics, including the Ingonyama Trust's land and the minerals that are reportedly located in Kwa-Zulu Natal.
Upon hearing of the deaths of Goodwill Zwelithini and Queen Mantifombi, many began to wonder if something unsavoury was afoot in the Zulu country.
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