- The AmaZulu Royal Family has lost another senior member as Prince Thiza of KwaDlamahlahla passes away
- The royal family announced that he had passed away after suffering from a short illness
- His death comes at a time when the royal family is divided amidst the coronation of the new King Misuzulu KaZwelithini
In the span of a few months, the AmaZulu Royal Family has lost a number of senior members. The latest royal to pass on is Prince Thiza of KwaDlamahlahla.
The royal family announced that Prince Thiza had passed away after suffering a short illness. He and the late King Goodwill Zwelithini KaBhekuzulu were very close.
The loss comes at a delicate time for the royal family as they prepare for the coronation of King Misuzulu KaZwelithini according to eNCA.
Despite Queen Mantfombi MaDlamini-Zulu's will stating that Misuzulu is to be crowned the next king, the late king's first wife and her two daughters are challenging Misuzulu's claim to the throne.
The king's first wife and daughters are challenging the validity of the will left by the queen.
Earlier, Briefly News reported that the newly appointed king of the Zulu nation King Misuzulu Kazwelithini has been given a large budget of R66.07 million to preserve Zulu culture through traditional and cultural events.
This is an R5.23 million reduction from last year's budget. The money was issued by the KwaZulu-Natal government.
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According to Times Live the funds allocated for the 2021/22 financial year. In total 14 events are set to be sponsored by the budget.
Eight of the events have already taken place with the remaining six events still to take place. KwaZulu-Natal premier Sihle Zikalala made the announcement on Friday.
In other news, Zulu King, King Misuzulu KaZwelithini, on Thursday sent a group of his high-profile relatives to pay lobola for his longtime sweetheart, Ntokozo Mayisela.
According to IOL, independent Media gathered that the Mayisela family demanded 8 cows and R50 000 in cash. The monarch agreed to pay this on Thursday at 4pm.
The King has officially registered their marriage with the Department of Home Affairs, much to the excitement of the Zulu nation.
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