Court dismisses urgent bid to halt King Misuzulu’s coronation

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Court dismisses urgent bid to halt King Misuzulu’s coronation. On Tuesday, the Pretoria High Court denied an urgent interdict request made by the half-brother of the late Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini to halt the upcoming coronation of his nephew, King Misuzulu.

Battle for Amazulu throne

In a last-minute effort to prevent King Misuzulu’s coronation from taking place on August 13 at Enyokeni Palace in Nongoma, Prince Mbonisi Zulu filed the application (northern KwaZulu-Natal).

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However, after concluding that the application was not urgent, Judge Noluntu Bam struck the item off the roll. Costs were mandated to be covered by Prince Mbonisi Zulu.

Despite the coronation taking place, King Misuzulu’s nomination as the heir to the AmaZulu throne was contested in two separate lawsuits before the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) and Pretoria High Court.

Prince Mbonisi and other members of the royal family are attempting to review and overturn President Cyril Ramaphosa’s decision to formally recognize King Misuzulu as the monarch in March of this year.

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The official acknowledgment came after the passings of the regent queen Mantfombi Dlamini and King Goodwill Zwelithini in March and April of last year, respectively.

Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi, whom Prince Mbonisi accused of deceiving Monarch Misuzulu into believing he is the king “by birth and divine rights,” is accused of sabotaging the process to recognize King Misuzulu.

The AmaZulu king, according to Prince Mbonisi, engaged in incest and was a drug addict, making him unfit to rule the country.

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However, King Misuzulu labeled these allegations as pure fiction, saying they were made “maliciously to scandalize” him. He continues to stand by his words.

The court case before the SCA related to an appeal of the ruling by the Pietermaritzburg High Court in March this year that declared King Misuzulu as the “undisputed successor to the throne”.

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