Bid to stop coronation of Prince Misuzulu as Zulu king in court


The high court in Pietermaritzburg is on Friday expected to hear an application by two of the late Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini's daughters in which they seek to stop the coronation of Prince Misuzulu Zulu as king of the Zulu nation.

Princess Ntandoyenkosi Zulu and Princess Ntombizosuthu Zulu-Duma also want the execution of the last will of King Goodwill to be suspended.

The princesses, whose mother is Queen Sibongile Winnifred Zulu, want the premier of KwaZulu-Natal to be interdicted and restrained from recognising any steps which may be reasonably construed as recognising Prince Misuzulu as Zulu king.

They said in the event that the premier has completed all processes to recognise Prince Misuzulu as king, they want President Cyril Ramaphosa to be restrained from issuing the certificate of recognition to Prince Misuzulu.

The urgent action is taken pending part B of the application — to be heard at a later date — where the princesses and their mother seek to challenge the validity of King Goodwill Zwelithini's will.

In the affidavit filed by Princess Ntandoyenkosi Zulu on Monday, she stated that she and her sister had on April 28 brought an application on an urgent basis seeking that the court interdict the execution of the will of the late King Goodwill.

That application was enrolled for hearing on May 7. However, on April 29 Queen Mantfombi Dlamini died. She was to be buried on May 6.

As a result, the applications by the princesses and their mother were dealt with in chambers.

The court removed the matters from the roll and the applications by the princesses and their mother were consolidated.

“When the applications were brought in chambers … my sister and I were not aware that the respondents and their legal representatives were intent on reading the later Her Majesty Queen Mantfombi Dlamini-Zulu's testamentary will on Friday 7 May,” Princess Ntandoyenkosi said in her affidavit.

That will nominated Prince Misuzulu as the future king.

– Timeslive

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