HM Queen Regent Mantfombi Dlamini Zulu who had been named regent of Zulu kingdom until her son Prince Misuzulu Zulu succeeds has unexpectedly and shockingly passed away.
Zulu Traditional Prime Minister, Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi who announced the news said that the Queen passed on around 20:15 at the Netcare Milpark Hospital in Johannesburg. Buthelezi said:
“The Queen died from a long-term illness that we were aware of, she had previously contracted COVID-19 but she survived. She had admitted to a hospital in Durban for an operation to remove gall stones, however she wasn’t operated because she was too weak. She was then referred to another doctor in Johannesburg.”
“Her Majesty had complications with her liver, her bile no longer mixed with food as it should in a normal human being, it went straight to the small intestine and this caused complications to her health.”TheSouthAfrican
She was the Great wife of HM late King Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu of Zulu kingdom, South Africa. A great wife is usually a wife of royal blood from another royal house. Her dowry or lobola is paid by the zulu nation and thus Her sons take precedence and are highly eligible for the zulu throne.
Born Princess Mantfombi Dlamini was the daughter of late HM King Sobhuza ii of Eswatini then Swaziland and sister to current King Mswati III. She married the zulu king in 1977.
Together they have the following children:
- Prince Misuzulu Zulu
- Prince Bambindlovu Zulu
- Princess Ntandoyesizwe Zulu
- Princess Bukhosibemvelo Zulu
- Princess Nomkhosi Zulu
- Prince Lungelo Zulu
- Prince Mandlesizwe Zulu
- Prince Simengaye Zulu
- Royal children given in care
- Prince Simakade Zulu
- Prince Masikwamahle Zulu
- Prince Bizwekhaya Zulu
- Prince Sibusisosesizwe Zulu
Her other royal connections by blood include Queen regent Lombekiso MaSobhuza Sigcau of Eastern amaMpondo aseQaukeni kingdom, late Queen mother Bhongolwethu Ndamase of amaMpondo aseNyandeni kingdom, Queen mother Siphila Dlamini Mahlangu of Ndzundza Mabhoko clan of Ndebele Kingdom and Queen Phumaphi Hadebe of Hlubi people.
She resided at KwaKhangelamankengane Royal Palace. This was the same palace where she was laid to rest on 7th May 2021. Condolences to the Zulu royal family, Zulu nation, may she rest in eternal peace.
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