EDITORIAL | Agendas and egos threaten the vital Zulu monarchy

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EDITORIAL | Agendas and egos threaten the vital Zulu monarchy

The scenes that have played out since the fall of King Goodwill Zwelithini and Queen Mantfombi could topple a legacy

Editorial

There is an ironic twist of fate that the tornado of tumultuous change that has shaken the Zulu royal family and thus its subjects is tied to His Majesty, King Misuzulu KaZwelithini, whose very name means strengthening the Zulus. 

The looming spectre of public spats, accusations and innuendos casts a shadow over an institution that is already reeling from grief. 

Immediately after King Goodwill Zwelithini took his last breath at the Durban Inkosi Albert Luthuli hospital in March, there were predictions of revolt along the rocky road of succession planning given that there is no official playbook to decode the Byzantine list of heir apparent vs heir presumptive...

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