President Cyril Ramaphosa on Wednesday recognised King-Elect Prince Misuzulu Sinqobile Zulu as King of AmaZulu Kingship.
Prince Misuzulu took over the kingship following the death of his father, His Majesty King Goodwill Zwelithini Zulu in March 2021 and the subsequent passing away of the Regent, Queen Mantfombi Dlamini, in April 2021.
The Royal Family identified Prince Misuzulu Singqobile Zulu as the person who qualifies in terms of customary law and customs to assume the position of King and applied to President Ramaphosa for his recognition.
President Ramaphosa’s recognition of the King-Elect follows consultations with the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs and the Premier of KwaZulu-Natal as required by the Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Act, 2019. President Ramaphosa said:
The assumption of the throne by His Majesty King Misuzulu Zulu is a moment of great significance in the proud and distinguished history of AmaZulu.
His Majesty is the successor to a long line of revered monarchs, who fought with great courage and determination for the welfare and security of their people.
I join all the people of South Africa in wishing His Majesty King Misuzulu Zulu a long and prosperous reign.