Special to USAfricaonline.com (first African-owned, US-based newspaper published on the Internet) and USAfrica magazine, Houston
“What is even more saddening is that so many of those who are drawn to this lawlessness and criminality are members of the Zulu nation…. It has brought great shame upon us all… as fingers are pointed at my father’s people.”
With a voice and presence filled with agony and disappointment as the entire world watches, day after day since one week, the looting, violence and destruction of lives and properties in his beloved Zulu kingdom and across the major cities of South Africa, king Misuzulu Zulu, on Wednesday, July 14, 2021, appealed for peace. “This chaos is destroying the economy, and it is the poor who will suffer the most,” adding, “I call for peace.” The 46-year-old newly enthroned king was very blunt when he said that the destruction “has brought great shame” and on the Zulus – the largest ethnic group in South Africa.
Goodwill Zwelithini, his father was the king until he died in March 2021. Misuzulu warned “my father’s people are committing suicide” by their involvement in the violence which has taken almost 80 individuals, following ex-president Jacob Zuma’s 15-month jail term for contempt of court regarding corruption charges. See related stories here on USAfricaonline.com.