- King Misuzulu kaZwelithini Zulu has made it clear he has every intention of re-uniting the Zulu nation following his controversial succession to the throne
- During his first public interview, the King shared that he expected some aversion to his claim following the death of his mother
- The young monarch has reaffirmed his commitment to the nation, adding that he harbours no ill-feeling toward those who opposed him
King Misuzulu kaZwelithini Zulu has finally broken his silence following his dramatic succession to the throne.
The King speaks out
In an interview aired this week, the King told reporters at eNCA that he was not surprised by the drama that unfolded after he was named successor to the throne.
“When somebody passes away in the family, whether it’s the head of the house, or the queen, I was expecting a lot of great challenges and great confusion,” he said.
Plans to reunite the nation
The King has graciously made it clear he harbours no ill feelings towards those who contested his claim to the throne. The young monarch added that he has every intention of reuniting his feuding family, claiming charity begins at home.
“I don’t have anybody in my family who I can say I dislike for any reason. I do believe in my family. I am here as part of my family and I will bring my family together to be able to show the Zulu people that unity within the family needs to begin at home. I am looking at unifying the Zulu nation as a whole. It’s a great responsibility but I think I am ready, working together with my headmen,” he said.
“We are going through a crisis ... I have to admit ... But we will get over it in time.”
More on the royal family
In some more news on the royal family, Briefly News previously reported that 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.
Much loss in the family
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 dispute has been taken to court
According to IOL they have taken the matter to court.
The Pietermaritzburg High Court on Friday adjourned the matter. The court has not assigned a date on which the matter will be heard yet.
The king's first wife and daughters are challenging the validity of the will left by the queen.
Enjoyed reading our story? Download BRIEFLY's news app on Google Play now and stay up-to-date with major South African news!