A prominent businessman and ANC funder is accused of trying to capture Zulu King Misuzulu kaZwelithini and organising private meetings behind Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi’s back.

The situation has created tension among the royal family members.

This allegedly started during the first meetings that were planned last year between King Misuzulu and his sister princess Nombuso Chonco, who is the daughter of Queen MaDlamini of Khethomthandayo Palace.

It is understood that those meetings were organised by the businessman Muzi Ntombela.


He has been trying to organise serious meetings for the king without prince Buthelezi’s knowledge.

The last meeting that was organised between the king and Zikalala was held in Durban and at that time Prince Buthelezi was still in Hospital.

When contacted for a comment, Ntombela said such allegations are being manufactured to taint his name.