President Cyril Ramaphosa confirmed that he will be available to participate in the coronation ceremony.
The decision follows 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.
Misuzulu kaZwelithini was announced the preferred king as per Regent Queen Mantfombi Dlamini’s will. This did not sit well with some royal family members who nominated their own preferred successors. This paved the way for a succession battle and fighting through courts.
‘A MOMENT OF GREAT SIGNIFICANCE’
In March, President Ramaphosa conveyed his warmest wishes to His Majesty King Misuzulu Zulu on the occasion of his legal recognition as King of AmaZulu Kingship.
Ramaphosa said the assumption of the throne by His Majesty King Misuzulu Zulu is a moment of great significance in the proud and distinguished history of AmaZulu.
“His Majesty is the successor to a long line of revered monarchs, who fought with great courage and determination for the welfare and security of their people. I join all the people of South Africa in wishing His Majesty King Misuzulu Zulu a long and prosperous reign,” Ramaphosa said.
KwaZulu-Natal Premier, Sihle Zikalala said this long awaited decision brings down the curtain to months of uncertainty over the issue of Kingship following the untimely demise of His Majesty King Zwelithini kaBhekuZulu.
“On behalf of the people of KwaZulu-Natal we want to thank the President for the dignified and the decorum manner with which he has handled the matter. This decision will bring stability and certainty regarding the Zulu throne.”