The brothers of deceased Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini have distanced themselves from the upcoming coronation of the current King MisuZulu kaZwelithini, saying that the royal house wants Prince Buzabazi kaZwelithini to ascend the throne.

City Press reports that Buzabazi’s mother is the late king’s fourth wife, Queen Buhle KaMathe.

The brothers claim the process followed to ordain MisuZulu was irregular and did not receive the blessing from the royal house.

In a press briefing in Johannesburg yesterday, Prince Mbonisi kaBhekuzulu, Vulindlela kaBhekuzulu and Mathubesizwe kaBhekuzulu proclaimed that the coronation process was a violation of the customary rituals, which required them to be the ones taking him to the kraal.

The entering of the kraal ceremony is performed in line with a Zulu custom for the king to fulfil the necessary rituals in celebration of his installation as leader.

The ceremony is scheduled for tomorrow at KwaKhangelamankengane Royal Palace.

Full City Press report