Zulu royals’ standoff not about throne, but about who gets what in the will

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Zulu King Misuzulu kaZwelithini (centre).
Zulu King Misuzulu kaZwelithini (centre).

Raging battles within the Zulu royal family have a lot to do with the assets left behind by the late King, Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu, and less with the throne passed to his son, King Misuzulu kaZwelithini.

This is according to royal family insiders who claim to be “embarrassed” by the current standoff between those supporting King Misuzulu and the faction opposing him, which include his half-siblings.

“It’s common knowledge that our father left behind wives and many children. So, the issue of who gets what was always going to be a contentious one,” an elder within the royal family said.

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