Our probe into missing R45m got us fired — King’s aides

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By Celani Sikhakhane

Two of King Misuzulu kaZwelithini’s highest ranking aides who were fired this week claim their investigation into R45-million missing from the Ingonyama Trust sealed their fate.

Prince Africa Zulu of the Onkweni Royal House revealed this during a media conference in uMhlanga north of Durban on Thursday 15 February. 

Prince Zulu was fired as the king’s spokesperson earlier this week.

He said Inkosi Thanduyise Mzimela was expelled on Monday as chairperson of the Ingonyama Trust Board because he was against wrongdoing in the trust. 

Inkosi Mzimela told a parliamentary committee last year that he was launching an investigation into the R45-million, which went missing before he was appointed chairperson.

“Inkosi Mzimela and myself were seen as the destruction [of] those who have captured the Zulu monarch. Those people want the minerals of the Zulu nation. As we speak, there’s R45-million that is missing,” said Prince Africa. 

He said Inkosi Mzimela became a target when he refused to bow to pressure to fund a private mining business in Newcastle.

“That is why he became a target,” said Prince Africa. 

Inkosi Mzimela said he was unable to respond immediately because he was driving, but promised to return to Scrolla.Africa with a detailed response later. 

Prince Africa made several unsubstantiated allegations against the Reverend Thulasizwe Buthelezi, the new traditional prime minister to the Zulu nation.

Buthelezi is also a senior member of the IFP and its mayor in the Zululand district municipality.

“To me he is a Zululand municipality councillor who needs to focus on supplying communities with water,” Prince Africa said. “Right now people need water and what he needs to do is help them. The person who was supposed to be the traditional prime minister was Prince Zuzifa Buthelezi – the son of the late Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi. 

“The passing of Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi has left the King more vulnerable. There are vultures who are taking advantage of the King’s good heart,” he said. 

Pictured above: Prince Africa Zulu addresses the media briefing in Durban on Thursday.

Image source: Celani Sikhakhane

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