Who is King Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu? is alive or Not? Biography, Wiki
King Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu (born 27 July 1948 at Nongoma) 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.[by whom?] 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.
|Reign||17 September 1968 – present|
|Coronation||3 December 1971|
|Predecessor||Cyprian Bhekuzulu kaSolomon|
|Born||July 14, 1948
Nongoma, Union of South Africa
|House||House of Zulu|
|Father||King Cyprian Bhekuzulu kaSolomon|
|Mother||Queen Thomozile Jezangani kaNdwandwe|
King Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu Age
He is 72 years old as of 2021.
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King Goodwill Zwelithini is alive says his spokesperson, dismissing rumors of his death on Thursday.
King Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu False Death News
IFP founder Mangosuthu Buthelezi on Thursday dismissed “false” and “cruel” rumours that ailing King Goodwill Zwelithini had died.
On Wednesday night rumors were rife on social media that the king had died after a battle with diabetes at a private hospital in KwaZulu-Natal.
King Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu illnes
The king was admitted to ICU on Sunday after “several unstable glucose readings”.
“Since the announcement of His Majesty the King’s visit to hospital on Sunday, I and those close to the king have been inundated with calls, seeking an update,” said Buthelezi, who is also traditional prime minister to the Zulu monarch and nation.
“This is understandable considering the respect that so many have for the king.
“However, several false rumours have also begun circulating that His Majesty’s health is being kept a secret, and even, most cruelly, that His Majesty is no more.
“I wish to allay the concerns of the nation regarding these fables.
“His Majesty entered hospital to attend to high glucose levels. He was not, and is still not, frail in any way. Even this morning, he is fully mobile and is continuing treatment for unstable glucose. His doctors preferred that he be treated in ICU in order to attend to this thoroughly.
“One wonders what kind of people would start such cruel false rumours that His Majesty has passed, when he is most certainly alive.
“It has inflicted tremendous pain on the royal family and on all those who wish the king of the Zulu nation well.
“Unfortunately, such grossly irresponsible behaviour has been seen before.”
Buthelezi said he too was recently declared dead.
“Even I myself have been declared dead while I am still alive, once by no less than a senior SABC journalist.
“In the age of social media, false news is disseminated like wildfire. One can only hope that those who report the news on official channels would have the discernment to treat such serious matters on the basis of fact.”