Zulu king wants father’s marriage to second wife declared null and void
But the queen, who is disputing his ascendancy, says she is entitled to half of King Goodwill Zwelithini’s estate
AmaZulu King Misuzulu kaZwelithini has launched a counter-application in the Pietermaritzburg high court seeking to declare the civil marriage between his father, King Goodwill Zwelithini, and his second wife, Queen Sibongile Winifred Zulu, null and void.
The marriage, according to civil laws, took place on December 27 1959.
He is supported in his application by Mangosuthu Buthelezi, prime minister of the Zulu nation and the executor of the estate of his mother, Queen Mantfombi Dlamini-Zulu, who became regent “to hold the throne for the time being” during the period of mourning after the death of the king on March 21...