| Prayer assembly to recollect King Dinuzulu postponed as a result of Covid-19

King Misuzulu KaZwelithini. King Misuzulu KaZwelithini.

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  • King Misuzulu has postponed the annual prayer assembly for King Dinuzulu as a result of Covid-19 considerations.
  • He urged the Zulu nation to wish at residence.
  • He mentioned in the event that they gathered as meant this weekend, it might change into a super-spreader occasion.

An annual prayer assembly commemorating King Dinuzulu has been postponed as a result of Covid-19 fears, King Misuzulu kaZwelithini mentioned on Thursday.

“I’ve thus performed as my father did and have taken the tough determination to postpone this prayer assembly. I want to inform the Zulu Nation that it’ll not happen on 26 and 27 June. It will likely be held at a future date when doing so could be each secure and authorized,” he mentioned.

King Misuzulu, who took the throne shortly after the deaths of King Goodwill Zwelithini and Queen Mantofombi Dlamini Zulu, mentioned he wouldn’t endanger lives.

“As our annual prayer assembly convenes a whole lot of members of the Zulu nation, it might clearly contravene the regulation. Furthermore, holding this annual occasion would create a super-spreader occasion inserting many lives in danger. It might trigger a rise in infections, with lethal penalties.

“I can not place my folks’s lives in danger, nor can I preside over an occasion that may be in contravention of the laws that are in place to guard our nation.”

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King Misuzulu requested the Zulu nation to “assist the steps taken by authorities to struggle the pandemic and save lives”.

“I urge that all of us keep at residence so far as attainable, that we keep away from public gatherings, that we keep social distancing, and that we persistently put on our masks to guard ourselves and people round us.

“It is just in solidarity that we are going to defeat this pandemic. Whereas we aren’t capable of collect within the annual prayer assembly this weekend, I ask that every of us pray in our personal houses. Let our prayers be for South Africa’s security as we transfer by means of the third wave of this pandemic. Could we emerge with out undue losses.”

King Misuzulu mentioned the postponement was akin to calls made throughout Covid-19 by his father who “had the braveness to make the tough determination to postpone such occasions when doing so was needed to avoid wasting lives”.

“I search to honour my father’s legacy and can proceed the commemorative ceremonies that we noticed throughout his nearly fifty years on the throne.”

The prayer assembly to recollect King Dinuzulu was to commemorate the civil struggle that broke out between the Usuthu and Inkosi Zibhebhu’s Mandlakazi faction at KwaNduna in 1888.

The prayer assembly is held yearly over two days, the primary day at Mjaji and the second day at Ceza.