21 August 2022
King Misuzulu has officially been introduced as King of the Zulu nation. On Friday night, the King entered the kraal in a private ceremony only attended by a selected members.
The 47 year-old King is the son of the late King Goodwill Zwelithini Zulu and Queen Mantfombi Dlamini Zulu. In March 2022 President Cyril Ramaphosa, in terms of Section 8(3)(a) and (b) of the Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Act, 2019, recognised King-Elect Prince Misuzulu Sinqobile Zulu as King of AmaZulu Kingship, following the passing of His Majesty King Goodwill Zwelithini Zulu in March 2021 and the subsequent passing away of the Regent, Queen Mantfombi Dlamini, in April 2021.
In terms of the requirements of the Act, the Royal Family identified Prince Misuzulu Singqobile Zulu as the person who qualified in terms of customary law and customs to assume the position of King and applied to the President for his recognition.
As required by the Act, the recognition of the King-Elect by the President follows consultations with the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs and the Premier of KwaZulu-Natal.
Thousands of people gathered at Saturday’s traditional coronation at KwaKhangelamankengane Palace, where the King entered the sacred kraal to invoke his ancestors before being announced to both the living and the dead as the new Zulu monarch.
The King’s wife, siblings, the princes and princesses of the royal family also formed part of the joyous celebrations that took place at KwaKhangelamankengane Royal Palace well into Saturday night.
Members of other royal households from within the continent also descended on the Zulu royal palace to offer their well-wishes.
King M’Mbelwa from Malawi offered congratulatory messages to the Zulu king and his nation. “Today we are witnessing the settling of the dust in the Zulu land. Your majesty, the people that did not support you and the people that supported you are all your children, do not differentiate them. Bring them together all of them, you are the father today.”
The Diplomatic Informer Magazine wishes to congratulate the Zulu nation & the Amazulu Royal family for the inauguration of King Misuzulu KaZwelithini. Wishing King #MisuzuluKaZwelithini a long prosperous journey of leadership during his reign. Bayede!!!
#IsiloSamabandlaonke! #Bayede #InkosiEsibayeni