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King Zwelithini Biography, Age, Wives, Children, Net Worth & Death

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King Zwelithini (born 14 July 1948) was the eminent king of the Zulu nation in South Africa. He ascended the throne on the 3rd of December, 2971 after the death of his father in 1968. 

King Zwelithini
Full Name Goodwill Zwelithini
Date of Birth 14th July 1948 (age 72 years old)
Gender Male
Spouse(s) Mantfombi Dlamini (great wife) Sibongile Winifred Dlamini, Buthle MaMathe, Thandekile Jane Ndlovu, Nompumelelo Mchiza, and Zola Zelusiwe Mafu
Occupation Traditional Ruler
Nationality South African
Net Worth $19 million

King Zwelithini Age

He was born on 14th July 1948 in Nongoma, Union of South Africa. King Zwelithini was 72 years old as of 2020.

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King Zwelithini Background

King Cyprian Bhekuzulu kaSolomon and Queen Thomozile Jezangani kaNdwandwe were King Goodwill Zwelithini’s parents.

His grandfather was King Phumuzuzulu kaDinuzulu who lived between 1890 and 1933 and ruled from 1913 to his death.

Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu became the king in 1971 after the death of his father in 1968.

He did not become the king immediately because he was in St. Helena taking refuge to avoid being assassinated, so from 1968 to 1971, Prince Israel Mcwayizeni kaSolomon was the regent.

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Eventually, Zwelithini became the eighth Zulu monarch in a ceremony held at Nongoma, which was graced by around 20,000 people.

King Zwelithini Wives

King Zwelithini has six wives. Their names are Mantfombi Dlamini (great wife) Sibongile Winifred Dlamini, Buthle MaMathe, Thandekile Jane Ndlovu, Nompumelelo Mchiza, and Zola Zelusiwe Mafu.

King Zwelithini Children

The King has 28 children in total from his six wives.  The eldest child is Prince Lethukuthula Zulu, the child of Sibongile Winifred Dlamini. He was born on the 23rd of September 1974. He is currently studying International Studies (degree) in Florida.

Here are the names of King Zwelithini’s children:

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Death

King Zwelithini had been in the hospital for weeks for what was initially reported to be a problem with his blood glucose levels. He died on the 12th of February 2021. The news was confirmed in a statement from the royal house on Friday morning.

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