King Misuzulu pleads for looting, riots to stop

King Misuzulu pleads for looting, riots to stop

AmaZulu King Misuzulu kaZwelithini has pleaded for an end to the ongoing looting and violence in the province. 

King Misuzulu kaZwelithini

King Misuzulu spoke at the KwaZulu-Natal legislature in Pietermaritzburg on Wednesday. 


Durban is one of the hardest-hit areas in the province, with public violence and looting continuing for a fifth consecutive day.


The King has called on the Zulu nation to desist from political influence. 


"I appeal to you my father's people; Zulu is a heritage that we cannot cherish and guard as our own treasure.

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"I, therefore, appeal to the Zulu nation to withdraw from the participation of the destruction of our country South Africa.


"I appeal for calm, peace to be restored and I call on our people to lead by example, let us not allow politics to taint the dignity of our nation to be led to destruction." 


There have been reports of racial tensions in the province.


"With what's happening between the Zulu and the Indians, it must come to an end,” he said.


"We have the second biggest population of Indians in KwaZulu-Natal outside of Indian, I appeal to everyone that we embrace the Indians because we share our land with the Indians and through that, I appeal for peace." 

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