Who is Sibongile Winifred Dlamini?
Sibongile Winifred Dlamini is well known as the first wife to the late Zulu monarch King Godwill Zwelithini. Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini married Queen Sibongile as his first wife in 1968. King Zwelithini died on 12 March 2021, after reportedly being admitted to the hospital for diabetes-related illness. During preparations for his funeral, it was announced by the king’s traditional prime minister, Mangosuthu Buthelezi, that King Zwelithini had died of COVID-19 complications.
Sibongile Winifred Dlamini Age
Sibongile Winifred Dlamini age is unclear.
King Goodwill Zwelithini’s Wife Sibongile Winifred Dlamini
She was married to her husband King Goodwill Zwelithini. Her husband was the reigning King of the Zulu nation from 1968 to his death. King Zwelithini died on 12 March 2021, after reportedly being admitted to the hospital for diabetes-related illness. They married on December 27, 1969, at St Margaret’s Church, Nongoma. King Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu had six wives and 28 children.
Sibongile Winifred Dlamini Children
Together with her late husband King Goodwill Zwelithini, they had five children. Sibongile’s children include Prince Lethukuthula Zulu who was born in 1970. Prince Lethukuthula died in 2020. Princess Nombuso Zulu, who is the owner of Durban-based Ilembe Catering Services, Princess Nombuso Zulu was born in 1973.
Ntombizosuthu Ka Zwelithini Duma, who is a businesswoman who co-owns Strategic Persuasions and Zamalwandle Transport Logistics with her husband. She was born in 1979. Princess Ntandoyenkosi Ka Zwelithini Ngcaweni who is an Asset Manager at the Public Investment Corporation (PIC). Ntandoyenkosi born in 1982. Princess Sinethemba Bati Zulu born in 1989. She is currently pursuing a degree in International Relations, at the University of Witwatersrand.
A South African princess has denied rumours that the Zulu queen who died only a month into her reign was poisoned by the royal family.
“People think we’re murderers,” Princess Thembi told local media on Sunday, amid a bitter family rift over who will become the next monarch.
Queen Dlamini-Zulu, 65, became interim leader last month after the death of her husband, King Goodwill Zwelithini.
She died of an unspecified illness and there is no evidence of foul play.
It has been expected that 47-year-old Prince Misuzulu – the eldest son of Queen Dlamini-Zulu and King Zwelithini – will be next in line, but a legal challenge days after the queen’s death is seeking to halt that.
A handwriting expert has reportedly been brought on board to try to prove that the signature on the king’s will was forged, as his daughters from his first marriage contend.
Their mother Queen Sibongile Dlamini has taken her fight for the throne to Pietermaritzburg High Court, where she is demanding a 50% share of his estate plus sole recognition as the only legal wife of the late king.
The king of the 11 million-strong Zulu nation left six wives and 28 children.