- After the news of King Goodwill Zwelithini's passing, tributes have been pouring in on social media
- King Zwelithini was a powerful monarch who's passing has united political parties online
- Many politicians shared their heartfelt condolences and similar messages to the family of the King and the Zulu nation
Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini's passing has shocked the nation. Well-known personalities and politicians are seemingly on par with each other as they share heartfelt messages to the King's family as well as the Zulu nation.
King Zwelithini played a powerful role in the Zulu nation having been installed as the eighth monarch in 1971. His Majesty was the longest-serving Zulu King and his passing will go down as a sad moment in SA's history.
Names such as Mmusi Maimane, Mbuyiseni Ndlozi, Herman Mashaba and John Steenhuisen have shared their condolences online.
Take a look at some of the heartwarming messages from South African politicians below:
"I would like to extend my condolences to the family of the late King Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu. I would also like to extend my condolences to the entire Zulu kingdom. May his soul Rest In Peace."
"Our heartfelt condolences go out to his family, the Royal House and the Zulu nation in this time of loss. May you find comfort and strength as you mourn and celebrate his full life. May His Majesty rest in peace."
"I had the honour of knowing the King, and recall a visit he paid to my factory when I was a younger entrepreneur. I admired him greatly."
Economic Freedom Fighters
President Cyril Ramaphosa
"The UDM joins the rest of South Africa in mourning the passing of Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini."
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported on the passing of the King. The King passed on early this Friday morning after succumbing to his battle with diabetes, which he has been fighting for over a week while in hospital.
IFP founder and traditional prime minister to the Zulu monarch, Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi, shared a statement that revealed the passing of the Zulu king, which took place while he was still in hospital.
Timeslive reported that Buthelezi had also gone on to thank South Africans for keeping the king in their prayers since the news that he had been admitted to hospital was shared just over a week ago by the royal family.
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