Princesses say Zulu King’s will is ‘unjust’ to their mother

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The late King Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu.
The late King Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu.

Two daughters of the late King Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu, who are currently challenging his will in court, have hit out at some of the will’s clauses, saying they infringe on the rights of their mother on the basis of her being in a polygamous marriage.

Clause 12 of the king’s will stipulates that any of his wives who challenge the will in court will lose their share of the estate.

In their affidavits, which form part of documents lodged at the Pietermaritzburg high court, the king’s daughters — Princess Ntantoyenkosi Zulu and Princess Ntombizosuthu Zulu-Duma — labelled the controversial clause “cruel”.

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