Zimbabwe: Govt dangles citizenship to Mzilikazi royal family

Published: 1/Aug/2023
Source: CITE (Bulawayo)

By Lulu Brenda Harris

The Mthwakazi kaMzilikazi Royal Crown Family, which includes the Mzilikazi Royal House and the Khumalo Clan, claims the Emmerson Mnangagwa-led government has shown them generosity by promising to restore Zimbabwean citizenship to members of the royal family who were disenfranchised by the country’s long history of racial divisions.

This gesture was regarded by the Mzilikazi Royal House as a “momentous step towards the restoration of cultural heritage and unity in Zimbabwe.”

According to sources, this development comes after government officials met with representatives of the Mzilikazi Royal House in South Africa, where discussions on restoring citizenship to their descendants were held.

When reached for comment, spokesperson of Bulelani Lobengula Khumalo asserted to be the legitimate heir to the Ndebele throne, Borman Khumalo, said: “It’s too early to comment.”

However, this ‘meeting’ has unsettled the Lobengula Royal House which also claims the Ndebele throne, as it does not know the purpose of this alleged engagement.

In a press statement, the Mzilikazi Royal House acknowledged Zimbabwe’s current executive leadership but affirmed its apolitical stance.

Read further: https://cite.org.zw/govt-dangles-citizenship-to-mzilikazi-royal-family/

Themes: Naturalisation and Marriage, Nationality of Politicians
Regions: Zimbabwe
Year: 2023