His Majesty

As the constitutional monarch of the kingdom of KwaZulu-Natal, he is head of the Ubukhosi, the state-recognized institution of Traditional Leadership that consists of local chiefs.

His leadership role also entails chairmanship of the Usuthu Tribal Authority and Nongoma Regional Authority, both established under the provisions of the KwaZulu Amakhosi and Iziphakanyiswa Act.

In his address upon the opening of the Provincial Parliament on September 28 2003, the King advised the government and legislators to give more heed to the Ubukhosi.