Cele and Zuma helping with Zulu royals’ succession dispute

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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.

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