EDITORIAL | Bury oppressive ‘rules’ and wasteful expenses with the king
One of the issues fresh from the funeral of King Zwelithini is why he needed to be buried only by men
Any loss of life, especially that of a larger-than-life figure, brings with it tons of tears for those who loved and/or revered the deceased.
The recent death of King Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu is as saddening as it is an opportunity for reflection on the new chapter it opens not only for his subjects but all interested and affected by traditional leadership.
To avoid a vacuum in leadership, the royal family will this week announce his successor, most likely Prince Misuzulu, son of the great wife, Queen Mantfombi Dlamini. But the dawn of the new era for amaZulu means whoever takes over has an opportunity to reflect on their father’s reign and decide for themselves what kind of leader they wish to be...