- Queen Mantfombi Dlamini Zulu has passed away and tributes have been pouring in on social media
- After the passing of her husband, King Goodwill Zwelithini, Mantfombi was made the regent of the Zulu nation
- Mzansi social media users have been sending sweet messages to the royal family during this difficult time
Queen Shiyiwe Mantfombi Dlamini Zulu, Regent of Zulu Nation, passed away yesterday and the nation is in mourning. A statement was released by the Royal Family last night confirming the passing of Queen Mantfombi and the country was shocked.
After the passing of King Goodwill Zwelithini, his wife Mantfombi was given the royal seat as regent and the nation rejoiced at this news. It was comforting for many to know that the queen would be taking on the royal responsibilities of the family.
"This has taken us by surprise and left us utterly bereft. It is true that the Lord alone knows the days that He has allotted to each one of us," said the statement by the royal family.
Mzansi social media users have been reacting to the news of Queen Mantfombi's passing online. Take a look at some of the reactions below:
Whittlesey Willie Maypul commented:
"The hands of death has picked up yet another one of the Zulu Kingdom. So sad hey. My heart goes out to the Zulu nation."
Phetole Maroke Mamaila said:
"She was gonna play a very big role, more so because SA is struggling with GBV. May her soul rest in peace!"
Ntando Mdoko commented:
"May her soul rest in peace! It's becoming a fashion that regents also pass on soon after their appointment. It also happened in the Xhosa kingdom not too long ago. Kwenzekani?"
Briefly News previously reported on quick facts about the Queen of the Zulu Nation, Mantfombi Dlamini.
Mantfombi Dlamini, also known as the Queen of the Zulu Kingdom, has become very much talked-about over the last few weeks after the passing of her husband King Goodwill Zwelithini, who was buried last week.
After the King's passing, it was decided that Mantfombi would serve as the interim leader of the Zulu Kingdom up until the rightful king steps into position. It just so happens that her first-born son seems to be the chosen one for the position.
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