King Misuzulu Vs Prince Simakade

The Zulu Royal family faction that recognises Prince Simakade as the 'rightful heir' to the throne. The Simakade faction’s main argument is that the royal family - on May 14, 2021 when the late king Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu’s will was read - was not properly constituted since the people who attended were not the bona fide Zulu royal family members. The faction forged ahead with the court battle to set aside King Misuzulu’s recognition. Prince Smakade’s legal team argues that 26 royal family members including the king’s children were excluded at the May 14, 2021 royal family meeting. Prince Simakade’s legal team says that the identification process of the king was flawed and that Buthelezi did not open for nomination but just introduced “Prince Misuzulu” as the king and no one allowed was to speak or to object. Prince Mbonisi Zulu’s legal team argues that the late Buthelezi had no right to chair royal family meetings and the meeting of May 14, 2021, that took place is invalid. It is the same meeting that endorsed King Misuzulu as the king. Prince Mbonisi’s attorney Thabani Masuku SC says Judge Mjabuliseni Madondo was conflicted when he presided over King Misuzulu’s case with KwaKhangela Palace daughters in Pietermaritzburg High Court, therefore the decision was being appealed.