Queen Mantfombi MaDlamini Zulu to be interim leader of Zulu nation

A woman wearing a cloth reflecting the face of King Goodwill Zwelithini walks inside the KwaKhethomthandayo royal palace during his memorial service. AFP/Phill Magakoe

JOHANNESBURG - The Zulu nation has a new ruler -- for now.

Queen Mantfombi MaDlamini Zulu has been named as interim successor in the late King Goodwill Zwelithini's will. 

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This is until the queen decides who will take over as Zulu monarch.

The sister of King Mswati the third, Queen MaDlamini married King Zwelithini in 1973.

The King was planted on Thursday.


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