King Misuzulu KaZwelithini of the Zulu kingdom has travelled to eSwatini for medical treatment after suspecting poisoning.
This is according to Mangosuthu Buthelezi, the family’s traditional prime minister, who stated that he received the communication from Prince Vumile, the king’s brother.
He revealed that the monarch was doing well in an eSwatini hospital after falling ill on Saturday.
“I am informed that His Majesty’s senior Induna, Mr Xaba, who stayed with the King, passed on quite suddenly and that there are suspicions that he was poisoned. When His Majesty began to feel unwell, he suspected that he too may have been poisoned.
“He immediately sought out medical treatment in eSwatini. I am informed that His Majesty felt uncomfortable seeking treatment in South Africa, as his parents had both received treatment in South Africa and subsequently died.
“Should there be any reason for further investigations, that will be attended to by the authorities.”