Somalia: Somali King in South Africa to meet Zulu King over Xenophobia attacks

King Burhan meeting with the Zulu Royal family members
King Burhan meeting with the Zulu Royal family members

King Burhan Musa, the 34th King of the Daarood Kingdom, one of the largest clans in the Horn of Africa who is in South Africa is expected to meet the Controversial Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithi.
On Monday night, King Burhan and his delegation met King Zwelithi’s son and other family members, who paid a visit to the hotel he’s living in Cape Town. Both sides hold talks on the recent Xenophobia attacks.
According to the delegation of King Burhan, the meeting of the two kings is expected to take on Wednesday.
‘’King Burhan’s main message to the King of Zulu is to safeguard the dignity of Somali citizens in South Africa, who have been mistreated,’’ said a statement from the Daarood King’s office.
Somalia: Somali King in South Africa to meet Zulu King over Xenophobia attacks
In March, Xenophobia attacks rocketed across South Africa, and several people lost lives through unnecessary violence after the King had said in a speech ‘foreigners must pack their bags and go home’ during speech’. The attacks were condemned worldwide, mostly by African countries.
After weeks of violence, the King later on went to deny the statement and claimed that it was a ‘misinterpretation’. He called for peace and asked the South Africans to protect the foreigners.
Somalia: Somali King in South Africa to meet Zulu King over Xenophobia attacks
King Burhan was inaugurated as the 34th King of the Daarood Kingdom, one of the largest clans in the Horn of Africa and Somalia last year in a big ceremony attended by traditional from Somalia and across the region.
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