South Africa: Chaos broke out inside Khangelamankengane palace after the announcement of Prince Misuzulu as the next Zulu King this Friday.
Senior IOL political journalist Sihle Mavuso posted on Twitter that the new King had to be whisked away by his security team which includes police from Eswatini after a prince challenged his appointment. He said:
BREAKING NEWS: Chaos breaks inside Khangelamankengane palace after the announcement of Prince Misuzulu as the next Zulu King. The new had to be whisked away by his security team which includes police from Eswatini after a prince challenged his appointment.
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Prince Misuzulu’s security detail had to draw high calibre rifles and whisk the heir apparent away after a security threat at the reading of Queen Regent Mantfombi Dlamini Zulu’s will reading, IOL reports.
In the will, the queen named the US-educated Prince Misuzulu as the heir to the throne. Prince Misuzulu is the oldest son of Queen Mantfombi and the late king Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu.
She left her Kwakhangelamankengane Royal Palace to all her children and their descendants, and shared her savings in various policies, assets and bank accounts, equally, among all her children.
Prince Misuzulu Zulu, 47, will have to accept the nomination, failing which, any of his brothers could be the next king by vote, through secret ballot.
Making the announcement, advocate Madoda Griffiths Madonsela SC said the late queen nominated Prince Misuzulu because he had no previous conviction, was of sound mind and has no impediment that prevents him from assuming the throne.
The prince, who is not yet married, called for unity, saying all the wives of the late king, starting with Queen Sibongile Dlamini Zulu, should be embraced henceforth.