The head of the eMhlungwini tribe in eMtshezi, KwaZulu Natal, is said to have committed suicide by overdosing on pills while still grieving the loss of her husband. It is claimed that her mother-in-law was engaged in a struggle for the throne and was attempting to break it when one of her sons entered
. The 43-year-old Royal Silindile Yvonne Ndaba committed suicide. She was the widow of King Zwelakhe Ndaba, who died in February of this year after being shot dead by unidentified assailants. According to legend, the Queen (his mother-in-law) and her family received a letter he had written to them.
A source close to the Ndaba family told ILANGA in Kwabekabezeyo, Mhlungwini, that the mother-in-law, Mrs. Nobentungwa Ndaba, was unable to comprehend that the throne was held by the daughter-in-law. The bride has been informing family members about the awful circumstances in the house ever since the King died away. There was a dispute between the king and the queen over the throne.
Even though the family had no issue with the bride being given the kingdom, the mother-in-law did not want to hear about it. We heard that the mother-in-law was contacted by the Ntabamhlo police over a letter that looked to have been written by the bride, but she chose to ignore them, she added.
One of Ndlakulu Ndaba’s friends, who requested anonymity, also verified that he was not able to live comfortably at his home. Since it was obvious that his mother-in-law did not deem her suitable to hold the kingdom, it was anticipated that he would break his fast on August 6 and then carry on with his life. She said that she was under pressure, frequently entering and exiting hospitals, and was the one who actually committed the crime.