The news that AmaZulu King Misuzulu ka Zwelithini’s confidant has passed away has brought tragedy to both the AmaZulu royal kingdom and the nation as a whole. This news was confirmed when it was discovered that the AmaZulu King’s confidant had passed away.
After having such a wonderful and successful Umkhosi womhlanga, which is translated as a reed dance in English, the nation awoke on Sunday morning to the disheartening news that a dark cloud is hanging in the AmaZulu royal kingdom. This news came just a short time after the nation had celebrated with a reed dance.
An event that began positively with increased police visibility in response to death threats made by those who are opposed to King Misuzulu, unfortunately had a tragic finish with a close confidant of the King losing his life just a few moments before the King arrived at his residence.
At approximately 23:00 on Saturday, it was confirmed that Dr. Dumisani Khumalo, who served as both an advisor to the King and a member of the King’s council, was murdered by unidentified individuals as he was approaching his home in Bethany, Kwa Nongoma. Khumalo was a member of the King’s council.
Khumalo, who played such an important role for the King, was making his way back from Umkhosi Womhlanga, which had been held in Enyokeni.
Following his attendance at Umkhosi Womhlanga, a close confidant of the Zulu King was shot and died. RIP 2
Because of the knowledge that he possesses, King Misuzulu ka Zwelithini continued to keep him by his side even after the late King Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu’s reign ended. He also served as an advisor to the late King Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu.
Khumalo was one of those who did everything in their power to protect King Misuzulu’s throne against the vultures of his half-brothers, Prince Smakade and his companions. King Misuzulu’s half-brothers included Smakade and his companions.
It is a well-known fact that Smakade is opposed to King Misuzulu because the latter believed himself to be the rightful heir to the throne due to the fact that he was the first born child of King Zwelithini, despite the fact that he was born outside of wedlock and his mother did not come from the royal family. Smakade is against King Misuzulu because he deemed himself the rightful heir to the thron
Despite all of these warning signs, Smakade and those who back him continue to advocate for him to be given a throne and given the authority to oversee the large AmaZulu nation.
That he has been unsuccessful in achieving on a number of occasions, even the courts have rejected his attempts.
Khumalo was recognized as one of the individuals who took measures to ensure that Smakade would not succeed in his bid to become the leader of the AmaZulu country.
The week before last, Smakade and his associates issued threats stating that blood will be spilled if it turns out that Umkhosi Womhlanga will be held at Enyokeni Royal Palace, which Smakade claims is his.
In point of fact, it has transpired precisely in accordance with their predictions, as Khumalo has been murdered.
The Zulu culture
It is a powerful and touching event to be able to participate alongside the friends and relatives of hundreds of young girls who are dressed in traditional Zulu regalia in order to witness them sing, dance, and celebrate their culture.
This custom, which takes place once a year and is known as Mkhosi woMhlanga or the Zulu reed dance, dates back hundreds of years. It takes place at the eNyokeni Palace in Nongoma, Zululand, in the month of September, which is exactly at the beginning of spring.
In preparation for the traditional Zulu celebrations, young women from all across the country travel to this region. These events, which take place over the course of several days, are an essential rite of passage for the young women.
During the reed dance, in addition to participating in the traditional singing and dancing, the girls are given the opportunity to learn about their culture. Young Zulu girls, who must still be virgins in order to take part, receive instruction from more experienced Zulu women on the appropriate behaviors for grown women. As a component of this, they teach the young women to have a healthy regard for their bodies as well as encourage chastity until marriage.
This massive gathering of young people provides an opportunity to discuss contemporary social issues that affect them, such as HIV and teen pregnancies, and while the lessons and ceremonies are deeply rooted in Zulu tradition and culture, the event also serves as a way to honor and celebrate Zulu culture.
The ceremony that gives away the reeds is sure to be the most exciting part of the occasion for the guests. The young women make a sea of color in intricately beaded outfits as they are led by Zulu princesses as they each collect a cut reed and present it to the king. The young women are led by the princesses. Men of the Zulu tribe also take part in this portion of the celebration, which consists of singing and acting out battles.
Reeds are traditionally placed at the feet of the Zulu king as a sign of respect for the Zulu culture. This is because, according to Zulu tradition, the first ancestor emerged from a bed made of reeds. Reeds are employed not only in the construction of traditional Zulu homes but also in the creation of the woven mats and baskets that have made the Zulu people famous.