The veracity of King Goodwill Zwelithini’s will is being questioned.
His first wife, Queen Sibongile Dlamini, and her children want the process of appointing a new Regent to be interdicted.
Zwelithini passed away almost two months ago and current Regent, Queen Mantfombi Dlamini Zulu, passed away unexpectedly earlier this week.
AmaZulu Traditional Prime Minister, Mangosuthu Buthelezi, says the scuffle in the Royal house is heart-wrenching and has hit the AmaZulu nation hard.
“When a thing like this has happened, it has hit us so hard… I think we need peace, we need to do things peacefully,” Buthelezi said.
“But there are all sorts of things, all kind of meetings… that are being posted.”
Buthelezi says the Royal family is feeling unsettled about speculation as to who will take over the throne.
He is calling for calm and says the speculation needs to stop.
But, he’s confident the Royal family will be able to sort out their differences.
“I must clarify that to the Zulu nation that they should not be confused by these things while in fact, we view the litigation that is being done by the first Queen… I think that in spite of all that, we will be able with the entire Royal family, to sit down and sort it out,” Buthelezi said.
“The Zulu people I know will be equally troubled as we are, but I just appeal to them to say that they should actually be calm about it.
“I can promise them we will sort it out.”
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