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Buthelezi defends Anglican church's coronation rituals

'Nothing wrong in laying hands on head of the king'

Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi has defended the Zulu monarch against claims made by the Indonsa Yesizwe Think Tank that the role played by the Anglican Church in the handover ceremony on Saturday amounts to the recolonisation of the Zulu nation.

Buthelezi, who called a press briefing yesterday to clear the air, was reacting to a statement issued by the organisation in which it noted with regret the performance of unexplained rituals and singing of the African Union anthem during the ceremony where President Cyril Ramaphosa was handing over the certificate of recognition to King Misuzulu ka Zwelithini...

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