There have been concerns for his safety after he was named as the preferred successor to the late King Goodwill Zwelithini.
Prince Misuzulu Zulu is now back at the Khangelamankengane Royal Palace after he was dramatically taken away on Friday night.
Prime minister to the Zulu nation and monarch Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi is expected to brief the media.
In a statement released on Saturday, the IFP’s Mkhuleko Hlengwa said Buthelezi will address matters relating to the royal family following Friday night’s announcements.
The new king’s aunt, princess Thembi Ndlovu said she’s happy there’s now a clear heir to the AmaZulu throne.
“What we agreed upon is that we are going to support the throne, no matter who is on the throne. Even if we like or dislike the person, but as the royal family, we have got to support the person.”
In a statement, the royal family said it’s behind the selection of Prince Misuzulu Zulu as the successor to the AmaZulu throne.
In her will, the late regent of the Zulu kingdom Queen Mantfombi Dlamini bequeathed the monarchy to her first son.
This means Prince Misuzulu will be installed as the next king of the Zulus.
The queen, who was buried on Friday morning, had shortly before her death been announced as regent, as apparently instructed in King Goodwill Zwelithini KaBhekuzulu’s last will and testament.
However, two of the king’s daughters have disputed the authenticity of the will.
On Friday night after the announcement that the throne was now Prince Misuzulu’s, another royal family member, Prince Thokozani Zulu, stood up and questioned the recognition of Prince Misuzulu as the heir. He argued that the king’s will did not specify who the regent’s successor would be.
Prince Misuzulu had to be whisked away from the meeting shortly after the announcement.
“The Royal House should decide because the will did not say who should take over from the queen. The matter of the regency … had to be gazetted. We wish to know if that was done,” he said.
Queen Mantfombi’s children, who were seated at the front, were the first to stand up and leave the meeting, while Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi argued with Prince Thokozani over whether the public reading of the will was the correct platform to raise the issues he raised.
Author: Staff Writer