Royal Family asks to be given space to mourn

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The Royal Family says since the passing of His Majesty King Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu, they have kept the nation informed every step of the way on matters related to the King’s succession.

“Despite this, however, there is a continuous stream of pontification and speculation through the media by academics and apparent experts on what might be happening within the Royal Family,” said Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi in a statement released on Tuesday, 6 April 2021.

Buthelezi said the Royal Family is asking to be given the space to mourn. “We appeal to those who have opinions on the matter of succession to show respect for the late King and the grieving Family, and to refrain from stirring up speculation.”

He said the nation may rest assured that the Family is dealing with all necessary matters and will take them to finality.

King Zwelithini died on 12 March 2021 after he was hospitalised for diabetes.

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