Monday, March 15, 2021

THE AMAZULU KING GOODWILL ZWELITHINI DIES

The passing of the Isilo Samabandla, His Majesty King Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu has been described as a great loss to the nation at large.

The dignitaries paid their respects including Former President Jacob Zuma and KZN Premier Sihle Zikalala who visited the Royal House in KwaNongoma in KwaZulu-Natal on Sunday. Zuma described him as a father who taught the nation a lot and what it means to be a human being.

President Cyril Ramaphosa paid his respects to the king saying, “This sad news comes at a time when we had all been hopeful that His Majesty was recovering well in hospital where he had been over the past few weeks.”

"His Majesty will be remembered as a much-loved, visionary monarch who made an important contribution to cultural identity, national unity and economic development in KwaZulu-Natal and through this, to the development of our country as a whole."

The late King will be laid to rest on Wednesday night. A memorial service will take place on Thursday. Due to COVID-19 protocols, the Royal House has decided the remains of the king will not lie in state at the Royal Palace. 


BY: CHWAYITA HLANGWANA


 



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