Another senior member of the AmaZulu Royal Family, Prince Thiza of KwaDlamahlahla, has died.
South Africa media report that Prince Thiza died after suffering a short illness.
He was very close to the late King Goodwill Zwelithini KaBhekuzulu, who passed away in March.
King Zwelithini’s widow Queen Mantfombi Dlamini followed a few weeks later.
Prince Thiza’s death comes as the royal family prepares for the coronation of King Misuzulu KaZwelithini.
Some senior family members are seeking to interdict the execution of the late King’s Will but the High Court in Pietermaritzburg postponed their urgent application and appointed Queen Mantfombi Dlamini-Zulu as a Regent of the AmaZulu nation.
Before her untimely passing, the late Queen Mantfombi Dlamini-Zulu nominated her son Misuzulu KaZwelithini as the King’s successor.