Updated Friday, April 30, 2021 – 14:27
The queen was the chief of the six wives of the traditional leader Goodwill Zwelithini, king of the “people of heaven.”
Queen Mantfombi Dlamini Zulu.RAJESH JANTILALAFP Africa King of the Zules of South Africa dies at 72
The main wife of the recently deceased Zulu king, who had been appointed regent pending the appointment of a successor, died in South Africa on Thursday, the royal palace announced. “With the utmost shock and anguish, the royal family announces the unexpected passing of Her Majesty the Queen Shiyiwe Mantfombi Dlamini Zulu, ruler of the Zulu nation, “announced Thursday night the prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi, member of the royal family.
This unexpected death at the age of 65“It has surprised us and leaves us dismayed,” added the former leader of the Zulu nationalist party Inkhata in a statement. But he assured that there would be “no void at the head of the Zulu nation.” The queen, who was the chief of the six wives of the traditional leader Goodwill Zwelithini, king of the “people of heaven,” had been hospitalized a few weeks after the death of the first.
Mantfombi Dlamini She was also the sister of the current King of Eswatini (formerly Swaziland). Goodwill Zwelithini’s body was “planted” in Zulu soil in the northeast of the country on March 18. Eleven million South Africans belong to the Zulu people.
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