Durban - With king Misuzulu’s much-anticipated coronation at an advanced stage, his spokesperson, Prince Africa from Onkweni residence, has resigned from the coronation committee citing his differences with other members.
Zulu told the Daily News on Tuesday that he felt he should step aside from the committee after being frustrated and excluded from other committee meetings, saying there was an unclear agenda to victimise him.
In a statement he sent to the paper, the prince accused certain members of the committee of working in cahoot against him and other members. He also accused the committee of driving a certain party’s political agenda.
“I wish to clarify my sudden withdrawal from the committee after severe frustration and exclusion, I find myself victimised through its unclear agenda. It seems all issues come already discussed by some members of the committee, so after careful consideration, I feel it is only fair to withdraw from such a political committee whose agenda seems to restore the particular family order,” read his statement.
The prince also questioned the inclusion of certain people who are non-royals leaving out amakhosi and other senior houses.
“I have therefore decided to step down as a member of the committee and allow them to do as they please. We do need real change if we are to install a young king,” he said.
The long-awaited event, which has already been dubbed the event of the year, is expected to be held at Enyokeni palace in Nongoma, which is one of the late king Zwelithini’s palaces, on May 28.
The late king’s wife, Nompumelelo Mchiza-Zulu, occupies the palace, which is also the home of the annual cultural reed dance.
The event is expected to draw high-profile dignitaries from all walks of life, including President Cyril Ramaphosa, who has already confirmed his attendance.
King Misuzulu’s uncle, eSwatini king Makhosetive Dlamini, is also expected to attend the anointing of his nephew.