The Zulu Nation is grieving for the falling of the Zulu king Goodwill Zwelithini KaBhekulu Zulu. The Zulu Monarch is highly well-known worldwide. This emanates from the history of the Zulu King that has been standing strong for many years. Back from Senzangakhona on,1781 to 1816 to his son Shaka Zulu from 1816 to 1828 from Queen Nandi waseLangeni. Shaka was the great worrier who won all battles he faced.
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King Shaka Was assassinated by his brother Dingane in 1828. Dingani was a Zulu king from 1828 to 1840, King Mpande from 1840 to 1872, King Cetshwayo from 1872 to 1879, King Dinizulu in 1879 in 1916, King Maphumazana from 1916 to 1933, King Bhekuzulu from 1933 to 1968 his son King Goodwill took over from 1968 to 2021. The Zulu Monarch is one of the strongest and very well in Africa. Zulu kingdom of its Royal Monarch is one of the most popular in Africa and internationally.
Zulu people are very proud of their culture and they adore their Zulu King with love.
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The question remains, who will be the next King of Zulu Nation?
The late King Goodwill Zwelithini had 6 wives with 27 children. Wives for Goodwill Zwelithini are as follows: MaDlamini Married 27 December 1969 at Nongoma.
Buthle MaMathe is born in 1951. She and her daughter were seriously injured in an assault in May 1996.
Mantfombi Dlamini is born in 1956, the daughter of the late Swati King Sobhuza II in Swaziland. She is a sister of King Mswati III. A condition was that she has become a first wife whilst she is skipping the other two wives who came first. It is suspected that this condition was because she is from the Kingdom of Swaziland. This determines that her son be the first successor.
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Thandi is another wife of Goodwill Zwelithini.
Nompumelelo Mchiza Married married 25 July 1992.
Zola Zesuliwe Mafu, married in 2004.
This means that the King's successor will come from the house of Mantfombi as a wife that was married first under Goodwill Zwelithini. She has a son by the name of Misizulu Zulu. Prince Misizulu was born on 23 September 1974 and he is abroad studying in Florida. He is a strong candidate with a good chance to take the throne of AmaZulu and the nation.
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Unfortunately, Prince Lethukuthula was killed in Johannesburg and if was still alive, we would the stronger candidate. Prince Lethukuthula was the eldest son of King Zwelithini. His killers were found and he is in custody as the case is still continueing May his soul rest peacefully.
Image: Zulu Monarch website
The final decision is not yet out but lets us wait for the right time for the announcement. At the house of Zulu, we still need to have a family meeting to discuss the matter of successor. Zulu Monarch usually does not experience unnecessary friction when it comes to the new King to be appointed.
The has been planted on 8 March 2021 and Zulu worriers came in to accompany their great Zulu King to his last place. The Princess Charlene from Monaco flew to bid goodbye to the King Goodwill Zwelithini.
The South African President Ramaphosa also made a speech. He gave the Zulu kind a special Funeral indeed respecting his good steps and positive interventions. Zulu King was a leader, a peacemaker, value African culture and a freedom fighter. He will be remembered.
"Bayede Wena Wendlovu, Bayede"
May his soul rest peacefully, he will be remembered not only by Zulu nation, but Africa and abroad.
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