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King Goodwill Zwelithini

Date of Birth: 14 July 1948


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Kingdom in peril

The death of King Goodwill Zwelithini 72 from Covid-19 complications on 12 March without agreement on how the succession should be managed will complicate the kingdom's already stormy politics royal sources told Africa Confidential (Dispatches 15 March 2021 Judicial system faces its own trial)...


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Judicial system faces its own trial

The country is debating the legacy of the Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini who had been a target of repression under the apartheid regime and then came under pressure again during the running clashes between the African National Congress and Inkatha in the early 1990s orchestrated in part by the apartheid security forces...

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The tail that wags the dog

An ANC source tells AC that the second phase of Zuma's fightback strategy is to forge an alliance with the Zulu monarch Goodwill Zwelithini on the status of Zulu lands...


Zexit, Ramaphoria, then political landmines

Former Treasurer General Zweli Mkhize now heads Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs where his priority will be securing agreement on land reform with Zulu king Goodwill Zwelithini...


Not yet Team Ramaphosa

King Goodwill Zwelithini has warned that diluting the Trust's powers could prove politically detabilising...


Zuma goes down fighting

Later Zuma is summoned to a meeting with the Zulu king Goodwill Zwelithini (AC Vol 59 No 3 The goodbye gets longer)...


The goodbye gets longer

But the Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini wants guarantees that there will be no tampering with the Ingonyama Trust set up in 1994 on the eve of the first non-racial elections...


A king's ransom

The King of the Zulus Goodwill Zwelithini has been allocated 30 million rand (US$4...


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