President Cyril Ramaphosa presented the official certificate of recognition to AmaZulu King MisuZulu kaZwelithini. The ceremony takes place at the Moses Mabida Stadium in Durban.
Among other provisions, the certificate confirms that the king has the power to govern the area of His Majesty’s jurisdiction in terms of customs, customary and applicable laws.
Ramaphosa has pledged to work hand in hand with the AmaZulu king for the development of the nation and South Africa. He says today marks a rich history that will be taught to future generations. The President addressed the attendees of the event.
“I am here to commit my government to working with His Majesty to transform the lives of our people and transform our rural areas into places of development and prosperity. I do it to recognize that our traditional leaders are the true custodians of the cultures, customers and traditions that make us who we are.’
President Cyril Ramaphosa officially presents the Certificate of Recognition to AmaZulu King Misuzulu kaZwelithini at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban.#KingMisuzulukaZwelithini #CoronationofKingMissuzulu
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“A New Era for the Zulu Nation”
KwaZulu-Natal Premier Nomusa Dube-Ncube says the presentation of the certificate marks a new era for the Zulu nation. Dube-Ncube described the new Zulu monarch as the hope and father of the Zulu people.
“With this single act, the President presents himself in full glory to the world, who today opens a new page in the life of our nation and pushes us to new adventures under the determined guidance and leadership of our King. You are the hope and father of the Zulu nation regardless of political parties.