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King Misuzulu accused of alcohol abuse by uncle in bid to stop coronation

This revelation was made by King Misuzulu’s uncle, Prince Mbonisi KaBhekuzulu, who detailed the alleged incident in a bombshell affidavit which was filed with the Pretoria High Court last week.

FILE: Prince Misuzulu Zulu (second from right) arrives with Zulu regiments to attend the provincial memorial service at Khangelakamankegane Royal Palace in Nongoma on May 7, 2021 to pay his last respects to his mother, late Queen Shiyiwe Mantfombi Dlamini Zulu of Zulu nation. Photo: AFP

DURBAN – King Misuzulu KaZwelithini has been accused of going into a drunken rage and attacking his late father and predecessor, King Zwelithini KaBhekuzulu.

This revelation was made by King Misuzulu’s uncle, Prince Mbonisi KaBhekuzulu, who detailed the alleged incident in a bombshell affidavit which was filed with the Pretoria High Court last week.

The affidavit is part of an urgent bid by Prince Mbonisi and 12 others to ban the coronation of King Misuzulu.

This is pending a petition currently before the same court challenging the legality of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s recognition of King Misuzulu as monarch.

In it, Prince Mbonisi claims King Misuzulu’s alleged “outburst” is just one of a series of allegations that “uniquely disqualify” him as heir to the Zulu throne.

In his affidavit, Prince Mbonisi claims that King Misuzulu “in a drunken rage attacked and insulted his late father and predecessor during a birthday celebration” and demanded that he be given his throne.

The incident was reported to the Zulu royal family as “an abomination and an insult to the Zulu throne”, Prince Mbonisi said, adding that it was “unheard of” in Zulu culture.

In the same affidavit, Prince Mbonisi also makes allegations of incest and drug addiction against King Misuzulu.

He said he initially sought to keep these allegations private, but they had since spilled over into the public domain anyway and that while he had done so “with a heavy heart”, he was now have to lift them.

Spokesman for the Zulu Royal Household, Prince Thulani Zulu, said they would oppose the case and were in the process of drafting documents, but declined to comment further at this stage.

The case is expected to be heard later this month.



King Misuzulu accused of alcohol abuse by uncle in bid to stop coronation

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