AmaZulu King Goodwill Zwelithini dies

The monarch died in the early hours of Friday morning.

DURBAN - AmaZulu King Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuZulu (72) has died, according to a statement released by Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi on Friday.

The king had been in hospital receiving medical care for high glucose levels.

"It is with the utmost grief that I inform the nation of the passing of His Majesty King Goodwill Zwelithini ka Bhekuzulu, King of the Zulu Nation," Buthelezi said.

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"Tragically, while still in hospital, His Majesty’s health took a turn for the worse and he subsequently passed away in the early hours of this morning."

The Zulu Royal Family thanked the nation for its continued prayers and support.


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