EDITORIAL | New Zulu king has the power, but also the ...

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EDITORIAL | New Zulu king has the power, but also the responsibility

King Misuzulu has the unenviable task of uniting a fractured Zulu royal family and making sure his kingdom prospers

Editorial

In one of the seminal moments of the Spider-Man story, a dying Uncle Ben looks up at his nephew, Peter Parker, and says as his last words: “With great power comes great responsibility.”

It’s a cliché, yes, but clichés often hold true. This particular one predates the Spider-Man franchise, going back to the French Revolution and even making appearances in both British and American politics in the 1800s, but it could — and should — be directed at new Zulu King Misuzulu.

Certainly, the power he inherits after taking the throne after the death of his father, King Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu, comes with it an extraordinary amount of responsibility...

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