Prince Misuzulu Zulu Named The Preferred AmaZulu King.Through her last will and testament, Queen Mantfombi Dlamini Zulu has recommended that her eldest son, Prince Misuzulu Zulu be appointed as the next King of the Zulu nation. The will was read out on Friday evening after her memorial service in KwaNongoma.
Queen Mantfombi Dlamini was appointed as the interim leader of the Zulu Nation under the title of queen regent, on 24 March 2021, after the death of His Majesty King Goodwill Zwelithini on 12 March 2021. This was in accordance with HM King Zwelithini’s will, and she was set to temporarily serve in this capacity until the next Zulu King was appointed.
On 27 April 2021, the royal family confirmed that Queen Mantfombi Dlamini had been hospitalized. She died two days later on 29 April 2021. The family did not immediately release the details of the cause of death. Had she survived she would also have appointed the next King; her first son, Misuzulu Zulu was believed to have been her choice.
However there have been ongoing battles amid the issue of succession. Prince Zulu, who is the senior Zulu prince has called for unity in the troubled royal court and entire Zulu nation. In a speech delivered on his behalf by his sister, Princess Ntandoyenkosi Zulu, Prince Misuzulu said the royal court must emulate his father, the recently departed King Goodwill Zwelithini, who was a man of peace and forge unity.