JOHANNESBURG: The trial for four women accused of killing late AmaZulu King Goodwill Zwelithini’s son Prince Lethukuthula Zulu has been moved to the following month.
Following the Zulu prince’s passing at his Johannesburg home in 2020, four women showed up in the Johannesburg High Court on Friday for pre-sentence proceedings.
Before money and other items were stolen, police were looking into the possibility that Zulu and his business partner had been drugged.
The pills allegedly used to treat Zulu were discovered in the possession of Tshegofatso Moremane, Margaret Koaile, Portia Mmola, and Gontse Tlhoele.
On charges of murder and drug possession, the four were found not guilty, but they were convicted of theft.
The Zulu people were shocked by the prince’s passing because they saw him as a support system for the royal family.
The prince allegedly met the accused while out clubbing, according to court records. They carried on the celebration at Zulu’s house later that evening.
The following day, a security guard discovered his body in the complex.
For the State to present additional evidence against the accused, the case has now been moved to November 17.