EDITORIAL | It’s vital that tensions in Zulu royal family are dealt with swiftly
Zulu royal family in turmoil after tragedy strikes again, with the death of Queen Mantfombi Dlamini
The Zulu kingdom is again in mourning, for the second time in just over a month. But this time that mourning is compounded by potentially bruising legal battles that threaten to tear its royal family apart.
The current saga dates back to March, when his majesty King Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu died after illness. Already speculation was mounting over who his successor would be.
In the days that followed, as per his wishes, his Great Wife, Queen Mantfombi Dlamini, was announced as regent until a successor was named. A month-long period of apparent stability appeared to be in place, but this was brought to an end when Queen Mantfombi died on April 29...