Ramaphosa “manages” the drama of the Zulu royal family
Since King Misuzulu kaZwelithini was chosen as the next king of the Zulu royal family, some members of the royal household have challenged his claim to the throne. While it looks like his crowning glory will eventually take place, there are a lot of issues that need to be addressed. According to President Cyril Ramaphosa, the ANC is taking care of it.
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Ramaphosa enters the drama of the Zulu royal family
While King Misuzulu has technically been on the throne since May, he apparently has not received a share of the R60 million in government benefits he is entitled to each year.
While campaigning in KwaZulu-Natal alongside Prime Minister Sihle Zikalala over the weekend, the ANC chairman sought to reassure the amaZulu nation. He told the team of journalists following him that the situation was under control.
King Misuzulu was rejected by some within the Zulu nation last month as he called for a mass meeting to ease tensions. Ramaphosa enters the fray publicly after reports from some within the royal household attempt to come up with a name to challenge Misuzulu for the throne.
Another name to mediate amazulu’s royal crisis is Princess Charlene of Monaco. South African Charlene has been in the country since May and her return to Monaco has recently been delayed again.
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Her spokespersons recently confirmed that she was acting as an “unofficial mediator” and had met with various members of the royal family. Princess Charlene was a great friend of former Zulu King Goodwill Zwelethini
The succession battle has taken a turn for the worse in recent weeks, with some family members claiming King Misuzulu to be an “irresponsible drunkard.”