Zulu royal family says it supports Prince Zulu being King Zwelithini’s successor

There have been concerns for his safety after he was named as the preferred successor to the late King Goodwill Zwelithini.

Picture: Prince Misuzulu Zulu. Picture: Supplied

DURBAN - Eyewitness News understands that Prince Misuzulu Zulu is now back at the Khangelamankengane Royal Palace after he was dramatically taken away on Friday night.

There have been concerns for his safety after he was named as the preferred successor to the late King Goodwill Zwelithini.

Prime minister to the Zulu nation and monarch Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi is expected to brief the media on Saturday afternoon.

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.

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