New Zulu king rejects offer from ANC-led government to help resolve royal family disputes

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Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi
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Tebogo Letsie

Newly-appointed king of the Zulu nation, Prince Misuzulu kaZwelithini, has rejected an offer by the ANC-led government to assist the royal family resolve current disputes within the family.

Members of the royal family had been embroiled in a dispute around the succession of the late Zulu king, Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu, who passed away in March.

According to Zulu nation traditional Prime Minister, Prince Mangasuthu Buthelezi, who addressed the media in Durban on Tuesday, Premier Sihle Zikalala asked whether the provincial government and the national Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) should intervene to help the family members resolve their dispute.

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