Queen Mantfombi, 65, became interim leader of the Zulu monarch after the death of her husband, King Goodwill Zwelithini. The monarch was passed down to Zwelithini all the way from Mpande, who was the half brother of Shaka, who is the person that built the Zulu monarch by incoperating small and weak Nguni clans into his Zulu clan under his leadership. The Zulu royal family were not a house of kings but one of the chiefs of the Nguni until Shaka subjugate all the Ngunis and put every Nguni under him and declared himself a king and he never had a descendant.
It have emerged from the King’s daughters with his first wife, Princess Ntandoyenkosi and Princess Ntombizosuthu that the will of their father which is possessed by the royal family lawyer Jerome Ngwenya was fraudulently changed and they are seeking an interdict to halt its execution until its authenticity has been fully tested.
The daughters might be wanting to ascend to the throne using the Eurocentric court to advance their interest in the name of women advancement and transformation. Are Zulus ready to be led by a female, this will be interesting.
Zulu nation Prime Minister Mangosuthu Buthelezi said there will be no leadership vacuum, the Zulu royal family will a point someone, soon.