AmaZulu Nation Affairs To Be Laid Bare In Court

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All roads lead to the Pietermaritzburg High Court on Tuesday morning, where the affairs of the AmaZulu Royal Family will be laid bare as family members fight over inheritance.

However, Misuzulu Sinqobile kaZwelithini who took over the reins after his father King Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu died last year on 12 March 2021 at the age of 72, has asked supporters not to congregate at the court.

Murmurs of discontent over the change of guard have been growing louder by the day.

Initially, Queen Mantfombi Dlamini took charge of the Zulu nation as had been written in the will of her late husband. She died a month later.

Since then 47-year-old Misuzulu’s ascension to king has been fraught with controversy, with some relatives challenging his legitimacy.

Misuzulu is the oldest surviving son of King Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu and his Great Wife, Queen Mantfombi Dlamini.

The late King Goodwill Zwelithini had six wives and 28 children.

Queen Sibongile Dlamini-Zulu, the first wife of the late King Zwelithini, is demanding half the estate left by the deceased.

In addition, her daughters Princesses Ntombizosuthu Zulu-Duma and Princess Ntandoyenkosi are contesting the validity of the will of the late king.

They allege some of the signatures on the will were forged.

Strict Covid-19 prevention protocols will be observed at the high court.

Meanwhile, another issue has arisen regarding the BMW 7 Series which was used by the late King Zwelithini. The Ingonyama Trust wants to sell it.

King Misuzulu kaZwelithini wants to preserve it. He insists the car is a heritage artefact.