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Breaking News: Queen Regent Mantfombi Dlamini dies

Breaking News: Queen Regent Mantfombi Dlamini dies


Breaking News: Queen Regent Mantfombi Dlamini dies

Breaking News: Queen Regent Mantfombi Dlamini dies
Breaking News: Queen Regent Mantfombi Dlamini dies

It is with deep sadness to report the untimely death of Queen Regent Mantfombi Dlamini. Little is known about her death but the royal family has since announced the death.

A dark cloud has again descended on the AmaZulu royal family with the unexpected passing of Queen Regent Mantfombi Dlamini of Kwakhangelamankengane royal palace and the senior wife of the late King Zwelithini kaBhekuZulu. Queen Matfombi, 65, died in hospital on Thursday night.

Announcing the news, Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi, the traditional Prime Minister of the Zulu monarch said the queen’s passing had taken the royal family by surprise and left them shattered.

“On behalf of the royal family, I wish to assure the nation that while we are all rightly grief-stricken, there will be no leadership vacuum in the Zulu nation. Further announcements on her majesty’s funeral and the necessary arrangements will be made in due course,” said Prince Buthelezi on Thursday night.

However, her death barely comes a few weeks after the kingdom and Mzansi at large was robbed of the AmaZulu King. Although the course of her death has not been disclosed.

Breaking News: Queen Regent Mantfombi Dlamini dies
However, it is understood that the queen had been ill for some time and her condition deteriorated last week leading to her hospitalisation. Upon her death, she had been legally tasked with the responsibility of appointing the next heir to the AmaZulu throne.

Queen Mantfombi is the daughter of revered Swati monarch King Sobhuza II and sister to current King Mswati III. Her passing follows hot on the heels of King Zwelithini who passed on last month. She dies at a time where there has been bickering and bad blood in the royal family over who should be appointed the king with various names being touted as possible successors.

Well here are some of the interesting facts you might need to know about the late Zulu Queen. Growing up a Swazi princess, Mantfombi was betrothed to King Zwelithini. She tied the knot in 1997 with the late King. However, her union with the king made her be his great wife.

According to their tradition, her boy children would be considered first to take the throne. Despite having several wives Mantifombi’s children will assume the kingship of the Zulu nation.

After her, the king had five more wives and 28 children. According to eNCA article reports. However with his great wife the King had eight children together, five of them being sons and three daughters.


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