To honor the new Zulu ruler, pupils in the KwaZulu-Natal area of South Africa are expected to dress traditionally on Tuesday.
On Saturday, Misuzulu ka Zwelithini was crowned in a customary ceremony despite claims to the contrary from some royals.
The new 48-year-old king will be honored and celebrated in schools on August 30 as part of a day set aside by the provincial department of education.
To commemorate the “historic event,” teachers and other school personnel have also been invited to dress traditionally.
The department pledged in a circular to collaborate with the king in the province’s quest of high-quality public education. Clothing is an important part of Zulu culture – and often includes colorful beadwork and animal skins.
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