KwaZulu-Natal Premier Nomusa Dube-Ncube has conveyed her wishes to the Zulu Royal family after two of King Misuzulu kaZwelithini’s supporters and close confidants were involved in a car accident.
Senior Zulu princes, Umntwana Simphiwe and Umntwana Vanana of the KwaMinyamanzi royal house were injured in the accident in Pretoria on Thursday night while on their way home.
The news of the accident has sent shockwaves through the Zulu Nation, as both princes hold significant roles within the royal family. Dube-Ncube expressed her concern and sent her heartfelt prayers for their swift and complete recovery.
Prince Simphiwe and Prince Vanana are currently receiving appropriate medical care in the hospital. Dube-Ncube assured the Zulu Royal family that they are not alone in this moment of anxiety and that the entire people of KwaZulu-Natal stand in solidarity with them.
Prince Vanana, who was recently appointed as the commander of the king’s regiment or Umkhuzi wamaButho, plays a critical role in galvanizing AmaButho and providing standby support to the reigning monarch. This appointment was announced by His Majesty King Misuzulu during Umkhosi weLembe, which was held in KwaDukuza on 23 September to commemorate the heroic role played by His Majesty King Shaka in forging a strong Zulu nation.
Dube-Ncube acknowledged the importance of Abantwana, the Zulu Royal family, and expressed her hope that the prayers and support of the people of KwaZulu-Natal would bring healing and hope to the injured princes and their families.