When King Goodwill Zwelithini, the traditional leader of the Zulu nation, died in 2021, many South Africans mourned him. However, the largest ethnic group and government, with an estimated 10 to 12 million people, needed a leader. Among the people who championed the unity of the Zulu Empire, and endorsed the new Zulu king, was Princess Ntandoyesizwe Zulu.
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Who is Princess Ntandoyesizwe Zulu? She is a South African princess famous for being the daughter of a Zulu king. She is the eldest daughter of King Goodwill Zwelithini's third wife and King Misuzulu Zulu's sister.
Ntandoyesizwe Zulu's profiles
- Full name: Ntandoyesizwe Zulu
- Gender: Female
- Date of birth: June 28 1976
- Age: 46 years (as of 2022)
- Place of birth: Bergville, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
- Nationality: South African
- Father: King Goodwill Zwelithini
- Mother: Queen Mantfombi Dlamini
- Relationship: Married
- Husband: Moses Tembe
- Children: 5 (2 biological, 3 stepchildren)
- Education: St. John's Diocesan School for Girls, Pietermaritzburg
- Profession: Businesswoman
- Famous for: The daughter of a Zulu king
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As of 2022, Ntandoyesizwe Zulu's age is 46, having been born on June 28 1976. She is Queen Mantfombi's eldest daughter.
Born and raised in Nongoma, she was identified as the principal chief princess to lead the Zulu maidens as a teenager. This served as the foundation of working directly with the community.
Ntandoyesizwe Zulu's Siblings
The former beauty queen has seven siblings: Prince Simangaye, Prince Mandlesizwe, Princess Bukhosibemvelo, Prince Lungelo, Prince Bambindlovu Makhosezwe, Princess Nomkhosi, and King Misuzulu Zulu. In addition, she has other siblings from her father's other 5 wives.
How old is Misuzulu?
The current king of the Zulu nation is 47 years old as of 2022. He was born on September 23 in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.
Princess Ntandoyesizwe Zulu's parents
King Goodwill Zwelithini and Queen Mantfombi Dlamini, Swazi King Mswati III's sister, are the princess' parents. As the daughter of a Swati Princess and a Zulu King, she comes from two royal families. After 50 years on the throne, her father, King Goodwill Zwelithini, died in March 2021 at the age of 72, leaving behind six spouses and over 20 children. Her mother, Queen Mantfombi, died a month later.
Who is Zwelithini's first wife?
- Buthle MaMathe
- Mantfombi Dlamini
- Thandekile Ndlovu
- Nompumelelo Mchiza
- Zola Zelusiwe Mafu
Each wife lives independently at her own royal home.
Ntandoyesizwe Zulu's education
About her education, she schooled at St. John's Diocesan School for Girls, Pietermaritzburg, where she did her primary studies. After that, she received her diploma in interior design at the Pretoria University of Technology.
In 2011, the Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital named Princess Ntandoyesiwe as a patron of one of their hospitals. She is currently establishing her own foundation to assist youngsters with special needs.
Additionally, the princess is also a co-director at Gym in a Box. This non-profit organization collaborates with various partners and institutions to get as many South Africans fit as possible using inexpensive tools and a gym made out of a shipping container box.
Ntandoyesizwe Zulu's wedding
Is Princess Ntandoyesizwe Zulu married? Yes, the princess is married to Moses Tembe. They are raising four children, namely Vukile, Nosipho, Mbali, and Zamatonga.
Before then, Moses Tembe's wife was married to the late Kgosi Oupa Moilwa, and their traditional wedding took place at Enyokeni Royal Palace in Nongoma on April 13 2002. Some dignitaries and royal representatives from the royal family attended the wedding, but this union did not last.
After the separation in 2007, the princess married Moses Tembe, a prominent businessman in South Africa. Previously Tembe was married to Lulu Msomi Tembe before her demise in 2014.
Tembe is the chair of Phumelela Gaming & Leisure and other businesses in South Africa.
Does Ntandoyesizwe Zulu have an Instagram account?
No, Her Royal Princess does not have an Instagram account, but the royal family has an Instagram account where most of the royal family images can be found.
With its 12 million people, the Zulu empire had withstood the test of time, from the West's invasion to succession battles. Ntandoyesizwe Zulu has been at the forefront in fighting for the kingdom unity. Although the throne has no official political authority, the monarch's role in South African society is essentially ceremonial. Nevertheless, the Zulu monarchy continues to wield enormous power.
Briefly.co.za previously reported some cracks in the Royal Family. However, all is not well at the throne as the first wife of the late King Goodwill Zwelithini lost a court battle to nullify her marriage to her husband.
It has been impossible for her to ascend to power, and her two daughters are backing her. You can continue reading how heads will turn around in the royal throne. Read more about it here!
Source: Briefly News