Royal House rejects claims Zulus are to blame for xenophobic attacks | IOL News

Royal House rejects claims Zulus are to blame for xenophobic attacks


Royal House rejects claims Zulus are to blame for xenophobic attacks

The Royal House says blaming people of Zulu ethnicity for the ongoing ­xenophobic violence in parts of ­Gauteng is misplaced.

The comments by the Royal House come after a meeting called by former IFP leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi with chief men in the province erupted into chaos, his speech being disrupted. Stores were trashed and people attacked on the streets. As a result of the violence, two people died and 18 were arrested.

King Goodwill Zwelithini’s spokesperson, Prince Thulani Zulu, on Monday said the Royal House had become accustomed to anti-Zulu sentiments expressed by those he said had an axe to grind with the ethnic group.

Zulu said while they were not sure of the exact date of the king’s imbizo, it would be towards month-end.

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