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Ramaphosa officially recognises King Misuzulu Zulu as new leader of AmaZulu

Leading the regiments Misuzulu Zulu arriving at the Khangela Royal Palace at the memorial service after the burial of Quen regent of the Zulu nation.Picture : Motshwari Mofokeng/ African News Agency (ANA)

Leading the regiments Misuzulu Zulu arriving at the Khangela Royal Palace at the memorial service after the burial of Quen regent of the Zulu nation.Picture : Motshwari Mofokeng/ African News Agency (ANA)

Published Mar 16, 2022

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President Cyril Ramaphosa on Wednesday, in terms of the Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Act, 2019, recognised King-Elect Prince Misuzulu Sinqobile Zulu as King of AmaZulu Kingship.

This follows the passing of King Goodwill Zwelithini Zulu in March 2021 and the subsequent passing of the Regent, Queen Mantfombi Dlamini, in April 2021.

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In a statement, the Presidency said: “In terms of the requirements of the Act, the Royal Family identified Prince Misuzulu Singqobile Zulu as the person who qualifies in terms of customary law and customs to assume the position of King and applied to the president for his recognition.

“As required by the Act, the recognition of the King-Elect by the president follows consultations with the Minister of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs and the Premier of KwaZulu-Natal.

“President Ramaphosa conveys his warmest wishes to His Majesty King Misuzulu Zulu on the occasion of his legal recognition as King of AmaZulu Kingship,“ the statement read.

Ramaphosa said: “The assumption of the throne by His Majesty King Misuzulu Zulu is a moment of great significance in the proud and distinguished history of AmaZulu.

“His Majesty is the successor to a long line of revered monarchs, who fought with great courage and determination for the welfare and security of their people. I join all the people of South Africa in wishing His Majesty King Misuzulu Zulu a long and prosperous reign.”

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