Update | Zulu nation plunged into crisis

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The late interim Zulu leader, Queen Mantfombi Dlamini Zulu.
The late interim Zulu leader, Queen Mantfombi Dlamini Zulu.

The Zulu nation has been plunged into crisis after allegations of poisoning and abductions within the royal family emerged in the wake of the passing of the interim leader, Queen Mantfombi Dlamini Zulu.

Zulu nation Prime Minister, Mangosuthu Buthelezi, confirmed that there have been rumours that Zulu regent, Queen Dlamini Zulu, who passed away at Johannesburg’s Milpark hospital on Thursday, was poisoned.

According to Prince Buthelezi, Queen Dlamini Zulu spent some time at her country of birth, eSwatini, before her hospitalisation and passing in South Africa. “When she left she was ill and rumours were that she was poisoned,” Buthelezi said.

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