Cele and Zuma helping with Zulu royals’ succession dispute

Share your Subscriber Article
You have 5 articles to share every month. Send this story to a friend!
play article
Subscribers can listen to this article
Police minister, Bheki Cele.
Police minister, Bheki Cele.

Police minister, Bheki Cele and former president Jacob Zuma, who is also regarded as conflict resolution expert, have become major peace brokers in the current succession dispute within the Zulu royal family.

Current tensions within the royal family were sparked by the race to succeed the late Zulu King, Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu, who died in March.

While it is not clear whether Zuma is engaging members of the royal family in his personal capacity, Cele, who has been holding meetings with royal family members, has been “mandated” by the ANC top brass to step in.

Support independent journalism
Subscribe to News24 for just R75 per month to read all our investigative and in-depth journalism.
Already a subscriber? Sign in
Daily Poll
What are your thoughts on South African companies implementing a mandatory vaccination policy in the workplace?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
I’m for it
47% - 24 votes
That’s ridiculous, no one should ever be forced to be vaccinated
53% - 27 votes
Latest Issue

View The Witness in PDF

Latest Issue
Read the latest news from KZN in digital form.
Read now