The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) prevented the coronation of self imposed Ndebele King Raphael Stanley Khumalo from taking place today (12 September).
A letter signed by Chief Superintendent Mthokozisi Manzini-Moyo of Bulawayo Central District indicated that the coronation of Raphael Stanley Khumalo, was illegal. The letter reads:
Section 274-77 … provides for the establishment of Urban Local Authorities for Rural Areas, their functions and how they are elected, but has no provision for a king or kings. Considering the foregoing it is apparent that there is need for an embracing stakeholders meeting …
I believe that you realize that this is a creation of a new office, a kingdom within the Republic of Zimbabwe. Naturally it is most likely to attract not only national interest but regional if not international interest.
Despite the fact that the event is scheduled to take place in my areas of jurisdiction, a nationwide stakeholder consultative meeting is called for before the coronation of King Mzilikazi II can take place.
Stanley Raphael Khumalo is a Zimbabwean who is one of the claimants to the Ndebele Kingdom. Stanley believes that he is the rightful heir to the Ndebele throne, and that he is the rightful King Mzilikazi II. Although he was born Stanley Raphael Tshuma, Stanley believes that his real surname is Khumalo as his great grandfather Khuhlumba Khumalo adopted the Tshuma surname after fleeing from King Lobengula who wanted to have him killed. Said Khumalo, I had a vision twice in my sleep where God revealed himself to be using me. God told me he loved his people and had made me their king. God has loved his people and has made me their king and that their freedom, welfare, prosperity and that of mine is tied to the restoration of the Matebele Kingdom. I am God’s choice by His grace and not merit or any qualification Read More
The Zimbabwe Republic Police is the country's law enforcing and maintaining organ. It was established in 1980 evolving from the Rhodesian Police and incorporated members from both the Rhodesian and the nationalist forces. It operates under the Ministry of Home Affairs. Read More
Ndebele is a language spoken by the Ndebele/Matebele people who occupy the Matabeleland province in south western Zimbabwe. It is the second popular language after Shona. Read More