After the KZN government blocked King Misuzulu kaZwelithini from using his late father’s official cars, his uncle king Makhosetive Mswati III gifted him a new ride.
Mswati gave Misuzulu a BMW 7-series worth more than R2 million.
The new BMW was unveiled on Tuesday to family members and visitors by King Misuzulu at his Machobeni Royal Palace in Pongola.
Mswati is the brother of Misuzuli’s late mother, Queen Regent Mantfombi MaDlamini.
A source in the royal court told Scrolla.Africa that there is another vehicle, a luxury Mercedes-Benz that was donated by a Durban businessman for Misuzulu.
The ANC Women’s League (ANCWL) in KZN has called on the provincial government to take a clear stand on the issue of the Zulu Royal family to avoid the confusion that has been created in the public.
Provincial Secretary Nonhlanhla Gabela said that the opposition have managed to spread misinformation about the government to the Zulu Nation.
“People on the ground have a perception that the ANC-led government hates King Misuzulu. We want the government to go to the people and explain its stand and decision that departments are allowed to take part in heritage ceremonies,” said Gabela.
KZN government spokesperson Lennox Mabaso said although they support the royal family they have taken a stand to allow them to resolve their issues without interference.
“The suspension of ceremonies and the official car is being parked because it’s for use only by the king,” said Mabaso.
“The government had to take these positions in order to avoid being seen as biased.”