Queen Mantfombi Dlamini Zulu: KZN Premier Asks Ramaphosa for State Funeral

Queen Mantfombi Dlamini Zulu: KZN Premier Asks Ramaphosa for State Funeral

- Queen Mantfombi Dlamini Zulu might be honoured with a state funeral for the role she played for the Zulu people

- Premier of KwaZulu-Natal Sihle Zikalala has requested a state funeral for the queen by submitting a request to the Presidency

- The Presidency has confirmed that they have received the request are it is being considered

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Premier of KwaZulu-Natal Sihle Zikalala has submitted a request to the Presidency to declare a state funeral for Queen Mantfombi Dlamini Zulu.

Queen Shiyiwe Mantfombi Dlamini Zulu, Regent of Zulu Nation, passed away on Thursday and the nation is in mourning. A statement was released by the Royal Family on Thursday confirmed the passing of Queen Mantfombi and the country was shocked.

Queen Mantfombi Dlamini Zulu: KZN Premier Asks Ramaphosa for State Funeral
Queen Mantfombi Dlamini Zulu deserves a state funeral according to the Premier of KwaZulu-Natal Sihle Zikalala. Photo credit: RAJESH JANTILAL/AFP
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Zikalala wanted to honour the queen with a state funeral to acknowledge the important role she played for the Zulu people according to the SABC.

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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.

KZN Provincial Government Spokesperson, Lennox Mabaso confirmed the submission of the request from Zikalala and the Presidency is considering it according to The Sowetan.

Earlier, Briefly News reported that in the wake of the death of King Goodwill Zwelithini, the Zulu royal household has been plunged into chaos.

A fierce battle is being waged over who will succeed the late king. The fight to decide who takes the throne has gone to the Pietermaritzburg High Court.

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In other news, 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.

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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.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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