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Misuzulu kaZwelithini will address a historic celebration

This will be the first time that King Misuzulu kaZwelithini will address the celebration led by his late father, King Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu.

King Misuzulu kaZwelithini Zulu meets with KZN Prime Minister Sihle Zikalala at the kwaKhangelamankengane Palace on May 13, 2021. Photo: KZN Government.

KWAZULU-NATAL – The Pietermaritzburg High Court has given the go-ahead for Misuzulu kaZwelithini to address the historic celebration of the battle of Isandlwana victory as king.

Some members of the Zulu royal family who are against his nomination as king have filed papers with the court asking that he be stopped from speaking about the event amid complex legal battles over the throne of the AmaZulu kingdom.

It will be the first time that kaZwelithini will address the celebration, which was last led by his late father, King Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu, who died in March last year.

The high court rejected a request to stop kaZwelithini from speaking at the celebration in Nquthu.

The annual event celebrates the defeat of the British army in a war against the Zulu amaButho (Zulu regiments) in 1878.

The war took place under the kingship of Cetshwayo kaMpande.

The motion was dismissed with costs.