His Majesty King Zwelithini passed away in the early hours of Friday morning. His passing has rocked Mzansi and many have taken to social media to share their grief. South African celebrities of various tribes have also shared their grief and condolences to the Zulu nation for the immense loss. Briefly.co.za gathered a few reactions from prominent names.
DJ Tira took to Instagram to share a picture of Isilo along with the caption:
"INkosi ikhotheme. My condolences go out to the Zulu royal family and the Zulu nation. As much as we mourn iSilo, we applaud his leadership and legacy that spans over 49 years of safeguarding our Zulu heritage."
"He leaves behind a proud nation that stands on a resilient and triumphant legacy. Uyibekile induku ebandla. Sicela usibheke njalo isizwe sakho. Bayede!"
Nandi Madida shared a video of the King with his army and said:
“This is a sad day for the Zulu nation and people around the world. Farewell to our King Goodwill Zwelithini."
AKA also extended his condolences to the Zulu nation and tweeted:
“Condolences to the entire Zulu nation, definitely the most high profile passing since Mandela."
Maskandi artist Khuzani took to his Instagram to pay his respects.
Other celebrities like Robert Marawa and Ntsiki Mazwai also shared their thoughts on the solemn occasion.
Meanwhile Briefly.co.za reported that 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."
"The UDM joins the rest of South Africa in mourning the passing of Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini."
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Source: Briefly News