Zulu Royal Family Queen Mother turns into a royal bully

Celani Sikhakhane

It appears King Goodwill Zwelithini’s first wife, Queen Sibongile Zulu, is already cutting herself a lion’s share of the late king’s estate.

First, the Queen has taken over 2,900 cattle for herself, giving the other wives 29 cattle each.

The cattle were offerings from mourners since the passing of His Majesty on 12 March.

Then a sum of over R4 million in cash offerings disappeared at Queen Sibongile’s house before it could be shared equally among the king’s wives.

Now Queen Sibongile has given a R20,000 share to each of the other wives saying part of it (R2,000) is to pay the men looking after their livestock.

It is public knowledge that Queen Sibongile was no longer on good terms with her husband and had previously demanded a divorce from King Zwelithini.

Her unprecedented bullying of the other wives in the polygamous marriage, comes as she has gone to the Pietermaritzburg High Court to demand 50% of the king’s estate for herself.

Scrolla.Africa understands that one of the wives was so angry that she wanted to give back the cattle because she believed that more than 3,000 cattle were offered by mourners and she was expecting more than the share they received. 

“The other queens were angry after they received the R20,000 and demanded explanations on where the money was coming from,” said a royal family source.

“They were told the R4 million offering from mourners had disappeared.”

“We won’t be surprised if she is using this money to pay her lawyers,” the source added. 

Attempts to get hold of Queen Sibongile were unsuccessful, while family spokesperson, Prince Thulani Zulu, did not want to comment on the matter. 

“I don’t comment on domestic issues involving the queens. My position is to comment about issues that have to do with the government and the royal family, not this,” he said.


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