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EXPLAINER | King Misuzulu and Prince Simakade: Who is the king of the Zulu nation?

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King Misuzulu kaZwelithini.
King Misuzulu kaZwelithini.
Jabulani Langa

Confusion reigned after opponents of King Misuzulu kaZwelithini installed Prince Simakade Zulu kaZwelithini as the late King Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu's successor over the weekend.

The Sunday Times reported that royal family members held a ritual, known as Ukungena Esibayeni (entering the kraal), at Enyokeni royal palace that put Prince Simakade on the throne. 

This is a week before King Misuzulu is expected to perform the same ritual before his coronation. 

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