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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Zulus Seek Kingdom

Zulu chief Mangosuthu Buthelezi called Wednesday for a Zulu kingdom.

"We need to separate the kingdom of KwaZulu from the rest of South Africa," Buthelezi told a meeting of the KwaZulu homeland legislative assembly. He made no mention of his tentative offer Tuesday to register his In-katha Freedom Party for South Africa's April elections.

Buthelezi accused President F.W de Klerk of threatening to send security forces in KwaZulu.

"I am waiting to see the security forces pitted against the king and the Zulu kingdom merely because the king wants his kingdom, a claim which is justified by history and his heritage," he said.