Goodwill Zwelithini

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King Goodwill Zwelithini
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King of the Zulus
Reign17 September 1968 – 12 March 2021
Coronation3 December 1971
PredecessorCyprian Bhekuzulu kaSolomon
SuccessorMisuzulu Zulu
Born(1948-07-27)27 July 1948
Nongoma, Natal, Union of South Africa
Died12 March 2021(2021-03-12) (aged 72)
Durban, South Africa
Wives
Issue
28 including:
  • late Prince Lethukuthula
  • Princess Sibusile
  • Princess Nqobangothando
  • King Misuzulu
  • Princess Ntandoyesizwe
  • Princess Nandi
  • Princess Nomkhosi
  • Princess Bukhosibemvelo
  • Prince Shlobosenkosi
  • Princess Nombuso
  • Prince Nhlendlayenkosi
  • Prince Nhlanganiso
  • Prince Nhlangano
  • Prince Buzabazi
  • Princess Cebolabo
  • Princess Mukelile
  • Prince Sihlangu
  • Prince Phumuzu
  • Princess Sinethemba
  • Princess Ntombizosuthu
  • Princess Ntandoyenkosi
  • late Prince Butho
  • Prince Lungelo
  • Prince Mandlesizwe
  • Prince Bizwekhaya
  • Prince Masikomahle
  • Prince Simakade
Full name
Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu
HouseHouse of Zulu
FatherKing Cyprian Bhekuzulu kaSolomon
MotherQueen Thomozile Jezangani kaNdwandwe

King Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu (27 July 1948 – 12 March 2021)[1] was the reigning King of the Zulu nation from 1968 to his death.

Zwelithini died of COVID-19 in Durban on 12 March 2021, aged 72.[2][3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Goodwill Zwelithini Zulu: HIS MAJESTY GZ ZULU GLOBAL FOUNDATION - K2018455084". CIPC. 2021. Archived from the original on 2021-07-15. Retrieved 2021-07-09.
  2. Makhafola, Getrude. "King Goodwill Zwelithini died of Covid-19-related complications - Buthelezi". News24.
  3. "Buthelezi confirms Zulu King's death was Covid-related, laying bare conflict over funeral". www.iol.co.za.