Back to top

Newsletters

President to present recognition certificate to His Majesty King MisuZulu ka Zwelithini

President Cyril Ramaphosa will on behalf of Government formally present a certificate of recognition to His Majesty King MisuZulu ka Zwelithini of the AmaZulu.

The ceremony will take place on Saturday, 29 October 2022, at the Moses Mabhida Stadium, in eThekwini, KwaZulu-Natal.

His Majesty King Misuzulu officially ascended to the throne of the Zulu Kingdom at the Coronation held at KwaKhangelamankengane Royal Palace in Nongoma on 20 August 2022.

This occasion included the customary ceremony of ukungena esibayeni.

President Ramaphosa issued the certificate to His Majesty earlier this year, and will, in accordance with a wish expressed by the Royal Family, formally hand over the certificate of recognition at Saturday’s ceremony.

The President will also deliver the keynote address.

The certificate recognises His Majesty King Misuzulu Ka Zwelithini as the King of the AmaZulu in terms of Section 8(1) of the Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Act, No.3 of 2019.

Among others provisions, the certificate confirms that the King has the powers to govern His Majesty’s area of jurisdiction in terms of custom, customary and applicable laws. 

Saturday’s ceremony will take place under the theme “LIPHUMILE ILANGA KWAZULU – THE SUN HAS RISEN ON THE ZULU NATION”,  and will be attended by current and former Heads of State and Government and traditional dignitaries from across the African continent and the world at large. 

The ceremony is open to the public and will showcase and celebrate the rich cultural heritage of the AmaZulu lineage and traditions. 

Details of the Handing Over of the Recognition Certificate to His Majesty King Misuzulu ka Zwelithini are as follows: 
Date: Saturday, 29 October 2022
Time: 09:00
Venue: Moses Mabhida Stadium,  eThekwini


Media enquiries: Vincent Magwenya, Spokesperson to the President - 082 835 6315

Issued by: The Presidency
Pretoria