The AmaZulu royal family has set 20 August as the official date for the coronation of King Misuzulu kaZwelithini. The announcement was made by Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi, the Traditional Prime Minister of the AmaZulu on Wednesday evening.
Buthelezi said on 20 August King Misuzulu will enter the cattle kraal at the KwaKhangelamankengane Royal Palace in Nongoma. He explained that the coronation ceremony for the king follows traditional Zulu practices.
The event is expected to be attended by members of the AmaZulu royal family and other royal houses. Buthelezi said the invitation has been extended to everyone who would like to attend: “This ceremony is performed in line with Zulu customs in order for the king to fulfil the necessary rituals in celebration of his appointment as king of the Zulu nation.”
Buthelezi said President Cyril Ramaphosa is also expected to host a certificate of recognition ceremony at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban. The date for that ceremony is yet to be communicated.
“On Friday the 29th of July 2022, this agreement between the King and the President was announced to the meeting of the Royal Family about the venue of the handing-over of the certificate by the President to the King, at Moses Mabhida Stadium.
“There were no issues raised either for, or against in view of the previous agreement of the meeting of the Royal Family where the Royal Family had agreed unanimously that the ceremony will be at Enyokeni Palace,” said Buthelezi.
Ramaphosa previously recognised King Misuzulu as the new King of the Zulu nation following the passing of his father King Goodwill Zwelithini. The cleansing ceremony is planned for this weekend and will pave way for his coronation.
Source: Eyewitness News, Jacaranda FM, The South African, image from Jacaranda FM