Queen mother Manyaku Thulare of BaPedi Kingdom, South Africa made regent

Queen mother Manyaku Thulare has been appointed regent of BaPedi Kingdom, South Africa. She is the mother of the late King Victor Thulare III Sekhukune who passed away in January 2021.

Queen mother regent Manyaku Hlapogadi Thulare currently serves as the Regent to the BaPedi throne since 2021. She was the royal candle wife/Timamollo of King Sekhukhune III Rhyane Thulare whom she married in 1992 but had delivered a bull in anticipation of marriage in 1972. She is the mother of King Victor Thulare III and older sons Collins Mutodi, Oupa Phathudi. See more – Link

Late King Victor Thulare III left two wives and five children. However none of his children will inherit the throne because his wives were not nation or candle wives whose dowry is usually paid by the Kingdom nation.

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It has also been revealed that the Kingdom will marry a candle wife from Lesotho to sire heirs to the royal household of the late King while the Queen mother remains regent.

This decision has also resulted in some disagreements with a faction of the group opting for the late King’s half brother Ernest Thulare to serve as regent.

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