- King Goodwill Zwelithini's eldest son, Prince Lethukuthula Zulu, has passed away
- The details of what has happened is not yet known, what we do know is that the king has gone into mourning
- Mangosuthu Buthelezi released a statement, informing that the prince had passed away
King Goodwill Zwelithini is in mourning following the news that his eldest son, Prince Lethukuthula Zulu has passed away.
The prime minister to the king, Mangosuthu Buthelezi, informed the king of his sons passing.
Buthelezi revealed that it was with upmost sadness that the prince had passed away.
At this time there are no further details available. People have sent their condolences to the king during this difficult time.
"Very sad news for Zulu Kingdom and the nation."
"Condolences to the Royal Family."
In other news, AmaZulu King Goodwill Zwelithini has commented on the increase of gender-based violence during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The monarch weighed in with his opinion during his Heritage Day address this year.
AmaZulu King Goodwill Zwelithini says that an increase in reports of gender-based violence was not caused by the Covid-19 national lockdown.
However, Zwelithini acknowledged that the lockdown had served to worsen the situation.
The government's efforts to combat the pandemic were applauded by the king during Umkhosi WeLembe celebrations in the AmaZulu Royal household. The day pays tribute to King Shaka, who had unified the Zulu people.
In other news, IFP MP Mangosuthu Buthelezi has recovered from Covid-19, his family confirmed in a statement on Thursday, 20 August.
The 91-year-old leader received a negative test result on Thursday, family spokesperson Bhekuyise Buthelezi said. The politician has recovered just in time for his 92nd birthday celebration on 27 August.
Briefly.co.za reported that Buthelezi tested positive on 8 August. He has been in self-isolation ever since. He revealed that he was asymptomatic when he tested positive. He remained showed no signs of the virus until his recovery.
"We, the family of Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi, are pleased to confirm that uMntwana wa KwaPhindangene has completed the mandatory period of self-isolation after being diagnosed positive for Covid-19 on August 8."
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