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| Goodwill Zwelithini |
(Monarch, COVID-19/Premature death?)
|Born||King Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu|
27 July 1948
|Died||12 March 2021 (Age 72)|
Cause of death
|Victim of||Premature death|
Zulu King who reportedly died of COVID-19 in March 2021.
King Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu was the reigning King of the Zulu nation, the largest ethnic group in South Africa, from 1968 to his death in March 2021, reportedly of COVID-19.
Goodwill Zwelithini died at the age of 72, after reportedly being admitted to hospital for diabetes-related illness. During preparations for his funeral, the king's traditional prime minister, Mangosuthu Buthelezi, announced that he had died of COVID-19. His sister Noloyiso Sandile died eight months earlier, on 8 July 2020, aged 56, of Covid after a "short illness".
- ↑ https://www.sahistory.org.za/people/king-goodwill-zwelithini-kabhekuzulu
- ↑ https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/mar/22/king-goodwill-zwelithini-obituary
- ↑ https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/south-africa/2021-03-12-king-zwelithini-ruled-for-almost-50-years/
- ↑ https://www.news24.com/witness/politics/veil-of-secrecy-over-zulu-king-goodwill-zwelithinis-condition-20210209
- ↑ https://www.dailysun.co.za/News/king-goodwill-zwelithini-has-died-20210312-2
- ↑ https://www.iol.co.za/news/politics/buthelezi-confirms-zulu-kings-death-was-covid-related-lays-bare-conflict-over-funeral-8de8a9f5-5897-4da2-9183-e384f2b138a0
- ↑ https://www.news24.com/news24/southafrica/news/king-goodwill-zwelithini-succumbed-to-covid-19-buthelezi-20210313