An attempt to prevent the coronation of Misuzulu KaZwelithini as Zulu king has been rejected by South Africa’s high court.
The court said Misuzulu KaZwelithini is undisputedly considered to be the heir to the throne.
Since the death of King Goodwill Zwelithini almost a year ago, the Zulu nation has been without a ruler.
King Goodwill Zwelithini’s wife and interim regent, Queen Mantfombi Dlamini before she died had appointed her son, Prince Misuzulu KaZwelithini as King.
Some members of the royal family,however,disagreed with her choice, leading to disputes over succession and inheritance.
Two of the princesses also submitted a claim saying their father’s will was forged.
Judge Isaac Madondo allowed that claim to continue but said that the prince was appointed as heir in his mother’s will, not his father’s, meaning his appointment is still valid.
The queen died shortly after the death of the king, her husband.