Scores attend bull-killing case

2009-12-01 12:23

SCORES of members of the Zulu Royal family including King Goodwill

Zwelithini’s brother Prince Mbonisi Zulu and senior Prince Reggie Zulu attended

the bull-killing case in the Pietermaritzburg High Court today.

Animal Rights Africa (ARA) has taken the Zulu king and

KwaZulu-Natal premier Zweli Mkhize to court to stop the Ukweshwama ritual,

scheduled to take place on Saturday at Zwelithini’s palace in Nongoma.

The case, which has attracted much media attention, was also

attended by culture experts and a team of Zulu scholars, and the courtroom was

packed with people wearing Zulu attire.

The authorities decided to use a bigger court to accommodate the

scores of people interested in the case. This was the same court where President

Jacob Zuma’s corruption trial was held.

Ukweshwama is a symbolic way of thanking God for the first crops of

the season. ARA argues that the manner in which bulls are killed during the

ritual is cruel.


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