President Ramaphosa handed over the Certificate of Recorgnition to King Misuzulu Kazwelithini

B Hadebe

The past Saturday 29 October 2022, marked another momentous occasion in the country's history. On that day President Cyril Ramaphosa handed over a certificate of recognition-which officially recognises King Misuzulu Sinqobile KaZwelithini as the reigning monarch of the AmaZulu. 
This took place at Moses Mabhida stadium in Durban. The ceremony served to ensure that the King is recognized by the state. Attendees included President Ramaphosa, Zulu Royal family, members of Cabinet, Members of Parliament, Premiers, provincial government representatives, Members of Legislatures, Councillors, Leaders of Chapter 9 institutions, Religious leaders and  leaders of various other sectors of our society.

The event drew thousands of national and international visitors. The handover ceremony followed the traditional coronation ceremony of "entering the kraal", held at Kwakhangelamankengane Royal Palace in August this year. The ceremony included the King taking a special Oath of Office administered by a designated member of the Judiciary.

The ANC commends various government departments who worked hard to ensure that the event was successful. We congratulate King MisuZulu Ka Zwelithini on his recognition as the ninth AmaZulu King.