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Zulu King Misuzulu kaZwelithini has made a full recovery following suspicions he may have been poisoned at his birthday party last week, the royal family have confirmed.
King Misuzulu was unable to address his subjects during the uMkhosi weLembe (Shaka Day) celebration on a heritage day after falling ill during his birthday celebration the day before.
The King hosted a birthday dinner at one of Pearls’ restaurants in Umhlanga, Durban. He suddenly fell ill and immediately left the party.
His condition worsened to such an extent that his doctor was called in, the sources said.
He was suspected of having been poisoned because his illness was sudden.
The doctor then indicated that he was not able to make an address during uMkhosi weLembe because his condition was closely monitored.
Prince Thulani, spokesperson for the royal family, said the king has made great strides after his sudden illness.
He said the king’s blood test results had not been made available to the family at this point.
“The king is doing very well, he has fully recovered. We have not received the results. We understand that this is confidential information between the King and his doctor.
“I will not be able to request or disclose this information without his consent. But I can confirm that the king has fully recovered, ”Prince Thulani said.
King Misuzulu addressed the royal family reunion during the week and addressed the controversial issue of succession which has caused the family to be divided.
He said succession disputes were not new to the royal family, urging all members to work together to preserve the power of the throne.
This stems from the fact that some family members did not accept him as king while others filed legal disputes against his appointment.
Senior members of the royal family Prince Mbonisi and Princess Thembi led the opposing members, challenging King Misuzulu, they pushed Prince Simakade, the surviving eldest son of King Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu, to take the throne.
The two snubbed the meeting that took place at the former lawmaker’s home in Ulundi.
King Misuzulu said that the throne belongs to all royal families and it is everyone’s responsibility to preserve it.
“This throne does not belong to Princess Thembi or Prince Simakade but it does belong to you, the Zulu nation. I wish to express that we hope this is the last such meeting to try to resolve the deadlock, because nothing bothers me more than having to restart legally sound leadership processes, ”he said. he said at the meeting.
The Sunday Tribune reported last week that the King’s birthday party was held at the Beverley Hills Hotel. This is incorrect as the party was held at another hotel in Umhlanga, while the king only slept in Beverley Hills. The error is regretted and this journal wholeheartedly apologizes for the inconvenience caused to the brand and image of the Beverley Hills Hotel.