King Misuzulu unwell at Shaka’s Day event, misses maiden address to amabutho

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King Misuzulu kaZwelithini (centre) leading amabutho during the uMkhosi weLembe commemoration in KwaDukuza, Stanger, on Friday.
King Misuzulu kaZwelithini (centre) leading amabutho during the uMkhosi weLembe commemoration in KwaDukuza, Stanger, on Friday.

Zulu monarch King Misuzulu kaZwelithini could not deliver his maiden uMkhosi weLembe — formerly known as Shaka’s Day — address on Friday as he was feeling unwell.

Prince Thulani Zulu ended up reading the speech that was meant to be King Misuzulu’s address to amabutho gathered at KwaDukuza, in Stanger.

Zulu also revealed that Inkosi Phathisizwe Chiliza, who is the chairperson of the House of Traditional Leaders, had also been hospitalised. Chiliza was meant to introduce the king before he delivered his speech, however, his sudden illness resulted in him being rushed to hospital on Friday.

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