King Misuzulu is in no rush to be coronated, says no one can remove him

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King Misuzulu kaZwelithini revealed that he is not in a rush to be coronated. The AmaZulu King says that no one will remove him from his throne and that he is not in a hurry for his official coronation.

King Misuzulu speaks at his mother’s one-year death anniversary

King Misuzulu was addressing people at the one-year death anniversary of his mother, Queen Mantfombi Dlamini. The anniversary of her majesty’s passing was held in Nongoma on Saturday, 7 May.

The King was supposed to be crowned after President Cyril Ramaphosa recognised him as the rightful AmaZulu king. King Misuzulu released a statement that his coronation would be postponed.

The postponement followed the devastating floods that ravaged KwaZulu-Natal, taking over 430 lives. The King said the time should be used to mourn those who lost their lives to the flooding in KZN and the Eastern Cape.

Could opposing parties remove his majesty from the throne?

EWN reports that the decision to postpone King Misuzulu’s coronation raised concerns. The time in between could give those opposing the king more time to challenge his position and official crowning.

The King stood firm in his belief that no one would be able to remove him from his thrown. He added that the official date for his coronation will be announced in due time.

King-elect Misuzulu’s coronation postponed due to floods – Buthelezi

King Misuzulu kaZwelithini’s coronation as Zulu king has been postponed. The traditional prime minister to the Zulu Monarch and IFP founder Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi revealed the decision on Friday, 22 April.

Buthelezi said that during this time of pain and grief, following the disastrous floods in KZN, His Majesty expressed his strong conviction that the celebration of his coronation should be postponed.

Buthelezi, at the King’s request, conveyed the request for a postponement of the coronation to President Cyril Ramaphosa on the afternoon of Wednesday, 20 April. According to Buthelezi, Ramaphosa called to express the same thoughts – before reading the letter that was sent. 

Ramaphosa did formally respond to the letter and confirmed his agreement about the postponement. Read the full story here.

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