Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini passes away at 72

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Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini passes away at 72
BAYEDE! WENA KaZULU: The Zulu nation's longest reigning monarch King Goodwill Zwelithi Ka Bhekizulu is no more. PICTURE BY City Press

The king had been in hospital for a number of weeks now.


King of the mighty Zulu nation Goodwill Zwelithini Ka Bhekizulu has passed away.

Isilo Samabandla Onke passed away following weeks of hospitalisation and being admitted to ICU after “several unstable glucose readings”.

The passing of the king comes just 4 months after his eldest son and heir to the Zulu kingdom Prince Lethukuthula Zulu was found murdered in his own home in Northwold, Johannesburg on 6 November 2020.

Traditional prime minister to the Zulu monarch and nation Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi said it was “with the utmost grief that I inform the nation of the passing of His Majesty King Goodwill Zwelithini ka Bhekuzulu, King of the Zulu Nation”.

Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini passes away at 72
Isilo Samabandla Onke. PIC Sunday World

Buthelezi said the king passed away in the early hours of Friday morning 12 March 2021.

“Tragically, while still in hospital, His Majesty’s health took a turn for the worse and he subsequently passed away in the early hours of this morning.

“On behalf of the Royal Family, we thank the nation for your continued prayers and support in this most difficult time,” said Buthelezi

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