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South Africa’s ethnic Zulu nation is preparing to host a coronation event for its new traditional king amid internal divisions that have threatened to tear the royal family apart.

On Saturday, King Misuzulu ka Zwelithini, a son of the late King Goodwill Zwelithini who died last March, will undergo the traditional ritual known as ukungena esibayeni (entering the royal village) to mark his installation as the new leader of the Zulu nation.

The Zulus are South Africa’s largest ethnicity with more than 12 million people who are mainly located in the coastal province of KwaZulu-Natal.

Source: Aljazeera