- A cultural expert recently weighed in on the death of Queen Mantfombi who was the Zulu Nation regent at the time of her passing
- According to the expert, Shihawu Ngibane, a new monarch must be appointed immediately to avoid an inner power struggle between the royals
- Queen Mantfombi's passing comes very shortly after the death of her husband, King Goodwill Zwelithini who died earlier this year
A cultural expert, Shihawu Ngubane recently shared his professional opinion on the sudden passing of Queen Mantfombi who died on Thursday this week. According to Ngubane, the royal family needs to appoint a successor to the throne immediately.
Ngubane states that failure to place a suitable family member on the throne will inevitably result in a contestation between family members.
His thoughts echo those of the traditional Zulu Prime Minister, Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi who said that he expects the royal family to appoint a new King immediately to avoid any such struggles for power between family members.
Ngubane also said that never in history has he witnessed a Queen die so soon after a King within the Zulu Nation which naturally has also thrown a spanner in the works, a The Witness article reports.
Briefly News earlier reported that to allow time for the AmaZulu nation and royal family to mourn the loss of late monarch King Goodwill Zwelithini, Queen Mantfombi has been made regent for the next three months. Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi made the announcement.
The announcement follows a meeting of members of the Zulu royal family as well as the late King's lawyers at the Royal Palace in KwaZulu-Natal. Buthelezi said there should be no expectation of a new King after the mourning period.
Meanwhile, on Thursday this week, the traditional prime minister to the Zulu monarch and nation, Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi, confirmed the news of Queen Mantfombi's death in a statement:
“It is with the deepest shock and distress that the royal family announces the unexpected passing of Her Majesty Queen Shiyiwe Mantfombi Dlamini Zulu, regent of the Zulu nation.
"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.”
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