Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu biography

Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu

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1948 –

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Who is Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu?

Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu is the reigning King of the Zulu nation under the Traditional Leadership clause of South Africa's republican constitution.

He became king on the death of his father, King Cyprian Bhekuzulu kaSolomon, in 1968. Prince Israel Mcwayizeni kaSolomon acted as the regent from 1968 to 1971 while the King took refuge in St. Helena for three years to avoid assassination. After his 21st birthday and his first marriage, Zwelithini was installed as the eighth monarch of the Zulus at a traditional ceremony at Nongoma on 3 December 1971, attended by 20,000 people.

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Born
Jul 14, 1948
Nongoma
Parents
Ethnicity
  • Zulu people
Nationality
  • South Africa

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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