Hawks probe ‘prince’ over R95-million

Nov 30, 2018 12:04 AM

While the man called “Prince Ishwar Ramlutchman Mabheka Zulu” was unveiling a tribute to King Goodwill Zwelithini in Durban on Heritage Day, Hawks investigators were looking into allegations that he had made off with R95-million intended for boreholes for drought-stricken communities around Dundee.

Ishwar Ramlutchman (42), a convicted fraudster whom Zwelithini appointed as head of the iziNyosi regiment during Ramlutchman’s 40th birthday celebrations, recently made headlines when he unveiled a series of Sivananda Peace Pillars in honour of Zwelithini and other historic public figures. Ramlutchman founded the Sivananda World Peace Foundation in 2012.

The controversial Richards Bay tenderpreneur calls himself Zwelithini’s “son” and is a regular at functions officiated over by the monarch.

Ceremonial son: King Goodwill Zwelithini (left) appointed Ishwar Ramlutchman (right) as head of the iziNyosi regiment two years ago
Ceremonial son: King Goodwill Zwelithini (left) appointed Ishwar Ramlutchman (right) as head of the iziNyosi regiment two years ago

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