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ANC Allegedly Fueling Factional Battles In Zulu Royal Kingdom

The Inkatha Freedom Party has slammed ANC in the Kwa-Zulu Natal Province over allegations that they are fueling succession disputes within the Zulu Royal kingdom.

IFP also disapproves the decision made the KZN government to halt funding for all royal ceremonies which resulted in the Zulu Royal House begging for donations to fund their events.

Inkatha Freedom Party claims that ANC is tacitly supporting the faction which is challenging the Kingship of Misuzulu who was appointed as King, but is yet to be crowned due to succession disputes.


Zulu Royal kingdom has been mired in succession fights which has left the kingdom divided.

Recently, minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma was appointed by president Cyril Ramaphosa to intervene in the Zulu Royal kingdom's feud and try to put an end to it, but the IFP believes ANC is supporting a certain faction which is fighting the kingship of Misuzulu.

Prince Misuzulu ka Zwelithini in his maiden speech on Shaka Day also warned Amakhosi that while they work hand in hand with the government, they should be cautious of a third force seeking to divide them.

“I wish that we come together stronger than we ever have, with all Amakhosi and not allow enemies to divide us.

Even though we work hand in hand with government, it's important we don't forget that royalty is of the nation and if it is compromised it will be in our hands," he said. 

Prince Thulani Zulu read out the speech on behalf of the prince, who was not feeling well to address people on Shaka Day which is a day the founder of the Zulu Kingdom is commemorated.

"It is a pleasure that we meet here today to celebrate Umkhosi we Lembe, the one who formed the Zulu nation to be what it is today throughout Africa. The whole world knows iLembe as a king who was powerful and wise, he formed a nation that is respected throughout the world," Prince Misuzulu said in a speech which was red by Prince Thulani Zulu.


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