The death of the Zulu monarch regent Queen Mantfombi Dlamini Zulu has sparked controversial infighting over the late Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini’s estate within the Zulu royal family as explained by Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi.
At this stage, there are two main forces which are causing the contest over the late King’s estate.
- The First Queen Sibongile Dlamini
- Her two daughters, Princess Thembi and Ntandoyenkosi
The legal avenues which have been explored by the first Queen Sibongile Dlamini and her two daughters to contest the late King’s could potentially destabilize the nation and halt the legitimate coronation of a new Zulu monarch.
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As recently explained by prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi in his capacity as the Prime Minister of the Zulu Nation. He said that the two princesses are challenging the authenticity of their father’s signature on his will.
“The Queen and her two daughters want everything to be frozen because it appears that they are questioning the King’s signature on the will”, explained Buthelezi.
This was after King Goodwill Zwelithini’s will named the recently departed Queen Mantfombi as successor which has sparked this suspicion.
Queen Sibongile Dlamini has also filled an interdict to the coronation of a new Zulu King on which some members of the royal family have received summons. The first Queen wants the Pietermaritzburg High Court to recognise her civil marriage to the late King as the only legally binding union.
Mangosuthu has described the legal battles over the late King’s estate as a disgrace and disappointment from the Zulu monarchy.
“Some of the children of the King and other members of the royal family received summons from the first Queen…It is a shameful thing that has shamed all of us as members of the Zulu nation that she would do a thing like this at this time”, said Buthelezi.