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Ndebele King says his legitimacy was confirmed by Njelele

by Staff reporter
06 Sep 2021 at 19:38hrs | Views
King Mzilikazi 11 Stanley Raphael Khumalo (standing in front of a shield) while flanked by his chiefs and imbongi
CLAIMANT to the ancient Ndebele kingdom, Stanley Raphael Khumalo, who has christened himself King Mzilikazi II, has claimed his legitimacy as a king was confirmed by ancestral spirits at the sacred Njelele shrine in Matobo, Matabeleland South province.

"On the night of April 16 2002, through a heavenly announcement, twice in one night, King Mzilikazi 11 received a spiritual calling under the book of 2 Chronicles 2 v11 thereby being confirmed by divine calling," Khumalo said.

"By spiritual acceptance, Mzilikazi 11 has also successfully completed all the customary rites which were a testimony that he has been proven to be the spiritual leader of the Mthwakazi kingdom confirmed by the seer and custodian of Njelele in March 2017."

He said the kingdom stretches from South Africa and touches other territories in the neighbouring countries like Botswana, Mozambique and Zambia, adding he has started engaging in those countries.

"In the quest to revive the kingdom, the capital of the kingdom shall be Mhlahlandlela. Bulawayo city shall be the administrative capital of the kingdom, it shall be the aim and objective of the king to secure the existence of the capital, administrative and the nucleus of the kingdom," he said.

"The king shall be the commander-in-chief of the kingdom. The king shall be the custodian of the kingdom's land, resources, minerals, assets and intellectual property."

He said they tried legal means to restore the kingdom as exemplified by the late King Lobengula's son Nyamande who went to Britain Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in 1918, but failed to get a fair hearing.

Khumalo was crowned at a private ceremony in Bulawayo in 2018 after police disrupted his coronation at the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair premises in Bulawayo.

Other claimants to the Ndebele kingship are Peter Zwide Kalanga Khumalo and South Africa-based Bulelani Collin Khumalo who was also crowned at a private venue after the government blocked his installation scheduled for Barbourfields Stadium in Bulawayo in 2018.

Source - newsday