‘Royal Rebel Uncle’ attempts to block Zulu king’s state funding

By Celani Sikhakhane

There is yet another twist in the ongoing battle to dethrone Zulu King Misuzulu kaZwelithini.

This time Prince Mbonisi kaBhekuzulu, who is known as the royal rebel uncle, wants the Pietermaritzburg High Court to stop King Misuzulu KaZwelithini from meeting traditional leaders. 

Prince Mbonisi also wants the king to step aside as the chairperson of the Ingonyama Trust.

In the urgent application made on Thursday, he also wants the state to withdraw his benefits until the dispute on who the rightful heir to the throne is, is finalised in court.

Prince Mbonisi said that it is wrong for the state to recognise the disputed king while the case over the throne of the Zulu Nation is still underway.

He stated in his papers that he wants the Ingonyama Trust to stop funding King Misuzulu KaZwelithini’s legal battles.

Prince Mbonisi is a friend of the court case in the battle of the throne that was filed by Prince Simakade KaZwelithini at the North Gauteng High Court last year. 

The case is now at the Supreme Court of Appeal.

Prince Mbonisi, the late King Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu’s brother, wants another son of King Goodwill, Prince Buzabazi of KwaDlamahlahla Royal Palace to take over the throne.

He was once accused by his late sister, the royal rebel aunt Thembi Ndlovu, of turning against Prince Simakade.

Prince Mbonisi does not believe that Prince Simakade is the rightful heir as he claims that he was born out of wedlock. 

He believes that Prince Buzabazi, the eldest son of Queen Nobuhle kaMathe of the kwaDlamahlahla Royal Palace, is the rightful heir to the throne of the Zulu nation.  

Pictured above: The Royal Rebel Uncle Prince Mbonisi kaBhekuzulu is waging another war with King Misuzulu KaZwelithini. 

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