Princess Says "Only God Knows" Who Will Succeed King Goodwill Zwelithini

Princess Says "Only God Knows" Who Will Succeed King Goodwill Zwelithini

- Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini's sister delivered a speech in honour of her late brother at his memorial

- Princess Thembi Ndlovu stated that no one currently knows who will succeed King Goodwill Zwelithini

- The Princess added that she had been receiving a lot of questions about the King's successor and needed to address the matter

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The sister of late Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini Princess Thembi Ndlovu delivered a moving speech at her brother's memorial. Princess Thembi stated that she had been receiving a lot of questions about who will succeed the King.

Princess Thembi said that "only God knows" who will succeed her brother and she highly doubts that he knew who succeed him. The Princess felt she had to address the matter at the King's memorial to clear the air.

King Zwelithini was laid to rest at midnight on Wednesday, 17 March and a memorial in his honour started on Thursday, 18 March.

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Princess says 'Only God knows' who will succeed King Goodwill Zwelithini
Late Zulu King, Goodwill Zwelithini's sister Princess Thembi Ndlovu says they do not know who will succeed His Majesty. Image: Sandile Ndlovu/Sowetan/Gallo Images and RAJESH JANTILAL/AFP
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IOL reported that the King's will is expected to be read on the evening of Thursday, 18 March. Many have speculated that the late monarch's will may contain the name of his successor or someone to take charge for the time being.

A report by TimesLIVE stated that Princess Thembi shared how her late brother was very protective over his family, despite being ill. Addressing Premier Sihle Zikalala, Princess Thembi asked that his cabinet show the same treatment they did when the King was alive.

The King was buried at midnight on Wednesday after passing away last week and reports say that the location of His Majesty's grave is unknown as a select few men were present at the service.

In similar news, earlier reported that the King's body was greeted with celebratory dances and dozens of AmaZulu regiments called amabutho escorted the motorcade as it arrived at Kwakhethomthandayo Palace, taking up the role of the honour guard for the late king.

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The juxtaposition between the sombre behaviour of the warriors and the joyful dancers was stark as the convoy made its way to the mortuary.

King Zwelithini played a powerful role in the Zulu nation having been installed as the eighth monarch in 1971.

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