It is official, King Misuzulu kaZwelithini is crowned the new ruler of the AmaZulu Kingdom.
Celebratory chants rang out throughout the country in support of the new King but uMisuzulu kaZwelithini’s ascension to the throne did not appease most of the Royal Family.
Only Queen Zola Mafu, late King Goodwill Zwelithini’s sixth wife was in attendance to show support to King Misuzulu.
King Misizulu expressed his gratitude to Ndlunkulu ka Mafu Zulu, who rejoiced in song and dance at the King’s coronation ceremony on Saturday, 20 August.
The road to King Misuzulu’s reign had been a long and controversial one, which divided the AmaZulu Royal Family since the death of King Zwelithini.
On Friday, late King Goodwill Zwelithini’s two daughters, Princesses Ntandoyenkosi and Ntombizosuthu filed an urgent court interdict to once again stop the coronation ceremony of King Misuzulu.
Thousands gathered to watch the new King’s celebrations, with the AmaZulu nation singing praises, “Bayede! Wena weNdlovu!” This is an isiZulu royal salute which is equivalent to the English phrase, “All hail, the new King.”
Take a look at some of Twitter reactions:
Bayede dawg 🙌🏾 pic.twitter.com/nHfF3LmsCZ
— Buhle Xulu (@boohley) August 20, 2022
King Misuzulu was ordained before birth, the womb was blessed as symbolize by the hand that touched the Queen. pic.twitter.com/MwqVPDEpx8
— Tebza Makhafola🇿🇦 (@TBABY_336) August 14, 2022
1. The only child who’s imbeleko his mother used to wrap him with on her back was of a lion skin
2. The moment his mom died,cows in the kraal made a sound of a lion then it rained
3. After the Will was read stating MisuZulu is King,it rained pic.twitter.com/jnFDD09NQ3
— Azania (@azania1023) August 15, 2022
— Sihle Mavuso (@ZANewsFlash) August 20, 2022