Dumisani Khumalo was murdered on the night between Saturday 17 September and Sunday 18 September. He had been an adviser to the Zulu king Goodwill Zwelithini, who died in March 2021, and he was also his son Misuzulu Zulu, whose ascension to the throne is disputed. Explanations.
as reported from Johannesburg, Roman song
Dumisani Khumalo was returning from the pipe dance when he was killed outside his home by several gunmen. Opponents of the Zulu king had predicted a bloodbath if this traditional festival celebrating the virginity of young women was to be held. Ten thousand people nevertheless turned up in Nongoma in the province of KwaZuu-Natal for this major first public ceremony since the coronation of the new king Misuzulu Zuluthe end of August.
Provincial officials from the ruling ANC party condemned an act of cowardice and mourned the death of a pillar of the royal family. Right-hand man and advisor to former King Goodwill Zwelithini, Dumisani Khumalo had helped his son Misuzulu ascend the throne. KwaZulu-Natal province is notorious for political killings.
This death does not bode well as a major ceremony to be held at the Durban stadium approaches. On October 29, the chairman became Cyril Ramaphosa must give the new king the certificate officially recognizing his coronation. The question is whether the presidential seal will end the succession war that has raged since the death of former King Goodwill Zwelithiniwho ruled for 50 years.