An angry mob attacked South African President Cyril Ramaphosa at the funeral of the Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini and his security detail had to destroy part of the palace’s fence for him to escape, IOL News reports.
Ramaphosa and some VIPs were at KwaKhethomthandayo royal palace in Nongoma in Kwazulu Natal where the Zulu King was being buried when the incident occurred.
Men clad in traditional regalia, carrying traditional weapons like knobkerries, spears and spears chanting slogans camped at the gate of the palace and the had to be displaced by South Africa Police Service when the commotion became tense.
Below is the video of the incident that took place today in KwaZulu Natal:
South African President Ramaphosa had to be whisked away from KwaKhethomthandayo royal palace in KwaZulu during King Zwelithini’s memorial after unruly Zulu regiments threatened his security. His security had to bring down part of the palace fence to enable his convoy’s escape. pic.twitter.com/XIUpj6qSOK
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King Zwelithini died last week Friday after he had been in hospital since mid-February battling with an undisclosed ailment.