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Zulu royal family pleads for peace as it mourns King Goodwill Zwelithini, says succession issue ...

Independent online (SA) 06 Apr 2021
In a statement issued by Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi in his capacity as the traditional prime minister to the Zulu monarch and nation, the royal family said it is disturbed by the fact that some parties, including the media, are fuelling speculation on the succession announcement which will only be made after the mourning period is completed.
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King Goodwill Zwelithini obituary

The Observer 22 Mar 2021
Thus King Goodwill Zwelithini of the Zulu nation, who has died aged 72, was made part of a modern South Africa, while representing an old lineage and old practice ... That year Buthelezi became minister of home affairs in the national government, but still continued to hold a lot of regional power through remaining leader of the Inkatha Freedom party.
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South Africa's Zulu king is buried amid praise, controversy

The Philadelphia Tribune 20 Mar 2021
“It was during his reign that the Zulu nation achieved harmony and peace ... Makhanya alleged that Zwelithini was responsible for many deaths because he collaborated with the apartheid regime and the leader of the Inkatha Freedom Party, Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi, in their quest to create an independent Zulu state and reject democratic reforms.
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King Zwelithini’s bowing brings curtain down on a colourful reign

Independent online (SA) 20 Mar 2021
For a week for scores of people, from heads of state, premiers, cabinet ministers, MECs, political party leaders, kings and queens and their throngs of security personnel to the colourful amatshitshi (Zulu maidens) and amabutho (Zulu warriors or regiments) to a bevy of journalists, Nongoma was the go-to area.
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King Goodwill Zwelithini’s 'planting’ brings curtain down on a colourful reign

Independent online (SA) 20 Mar 2021
For a week for scores of people, from heads of state, premiers, cabinet ministers, MECs, political party leaders, kings and queens and their throngs of security personnel to the colourful amatshitshi (Zulu maidens) and amabutho (Zulu warriors or regiments) to a bevy of journalists, Nongoma was the go-to area.
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South Africa’s Zulu king is buried amid praise, controversy

Federal News Radio 19 Mar 2021
“It was during his reign that the Zulu nation achieved harmony and peace ... Makhanya alleged that Zwelithini was responsible for many deaths because he collaborated with the apartheid regime and the leader of the Inkatha Freedom Party, Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi, in their quest to create an independent Zulu state and reject democratic reforms.
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Princess Charlene of Monaco joins South African leaders at memorial service for Zulu King Goodwill ...

The Daily Mail 18 Mar 2021
In 1994, he sparked fears of a secessionist conflict when he rallied between 20,000 and 50,000 stick-wielding men - most of them supporters of the Zulu nationalist Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) - to march through Johannesburg to support his call for sovereignty ahead of the country's first democratic election.
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Political Parties Call for Unity Amid Tensions in Zulu Royal Family

The Washington Informer 17 Mar 2021
Leaders of political parties in KwaZulu-Natal have called for unity within the Zulu royal family following revelations of tensions between Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi and the princes of the royal family in the wake of the March 12 death of King Goodwill Zwelithini KaBhekuzulu.
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Covid-19 deprives us of a stately funeral fit for the King of Goodwill

Independent online (SA) 17 Mar 2021
In the 1990s, when South Africa was on the cusp of travelling on freedom road, hundreds of thousands of men, women and children were caught in the crossfire of the festering 1980s internecine war, between the Zulu-based Inkatha Freedom Party and the non-racial ANC in exile ... ‘’When I adopted Ishwar Ramlutchman, I gave him a name of Mabheka Zulu.
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EDITORIAL: State’s silos will worsen mess

Business Day 17 Mar 2021
Last week, all major opposition parties expressed support for the grant that Zulu says should replace the R350 temporary unemployment one introduced in 2020 as part of the government’s efforts to cushion the Covid-19 economic blows on households ... Not that Ramaphosa and Mboweni are innocent parties.
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Zulu royal family to hold briefing on mourning plans for King Goodwill Zwelithini

Independent online (SA) 14 Mar 2021
“The institution of traditional leadership has been the pillar of strength and has provided immeasurable comfort to the Zulu Royal Family. The Zulu Royal family is indebted to the leaders of all political parties, at all levels, across the country for their support during this difficult period,” it said.
photo: Creative Commons / Reinhardth
King Goodwill Zwelithini speaking at the ceremony to celebrate 40 years as monarch held in Ondini Cultural Museum in Ulundi on the 27 August 2011
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South Africa's Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini dies aged 72

The Jakarta Post 13 Mar 2021
In 1994, he sparked fears of a secessionist conflict when he rallied up to 50,000 stick-wielding men -- most of them supporters of the Zulu nationalist Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) -– to march through Johannesburg to support his call for sovereignty ahead of the country's first democratic election.
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Zulu King Zwelithini dies at 72, hailed as ‘visionary monarch’

Dawn 13 Mar 2021
“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,” a statement issued by Prince Mangosutho Buthelezi, founder of the Inkatha Freedom Party and traditional prime minister to the Zulu monarch, said.
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Goodwill Zwelithini: South Africa's straight-talking Zulu king

BBC News 12 Mar 2021
King Goodwill Zwelithini, the leader of the Zulu nation in South Africa has died at the age of 72 ... Throughout his half-century reign he was a staunch advocate of preserving cultural identity and promoting unity, especially among AmaZulu (the Zulu people) ... Referring to the National Party, the king once said that the "Afrikaners respected me.
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Nation mourns King Goodwill Zwelithini, a man who revived age-old Zulu customs

Independent online (SA) 12 Mar 2021
DURBAN – Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini who died today at the age of 73, saw it all during his lifetime ... His prominent role came in the early 1990s when there were negotiations between the apartheid government and various political parties like the ANC and the IFP ... the Zulu monarch.
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