The Zulu nation recently lost both King Goodwill Zwelithini on March 12, and subsequently Queen Mantfombi on April 30. The queen was buried on Thursday evening in a private ceremony followed by a memorial. As funeral preparations were ongoing, tensions emerged among royals as to who would ascend to the throne.
Prince Misuzulu Zulu, the first son of Queen Mantfombi, was named heir during the read out of his mother’s will by advocate lawyer Madoda Madonsela on Friday.
The will reading was broadcast live and was attended by Prince Misuzulu; Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi, the traditional prime minister of the Zulu nation; and Prince Thokozani Zulu, who recently challenged Buthelezi and the decision to crown Misuzulu as king.