South Africans have taken to Twitter after hearing the passing of the Regent of the Zulu Nation Queen Shiyiwe Mantfombi Dlamini Zulu.
She was the wife of the late King Goodwill Zwelithini who succumbed to COVID-19 complications last month.
The announcement was confirmed on Thursday evening in a statement by traditional Prime Minister to the Zulu Nation, Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi.
In a short statement on behalf of the Royal family, Buthelezi assured the nation that there will be no leadership vacuum in the Zulu Nation.
— Liezl van der Merwe (@Liezl_vdMerwe) April 29, 2021
Buthelezi added: “Further announcements on Her Majesty’s funeral and the necessary arrangements will be made in due course.”
Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi announces the passing of the Regent of the Zulu Nation, Her Majesty Queen Mantfombi Dlamini Zulu.#SABCNEWS pic.twitter.com/y85khV0W8c
— Chriselda ‘Babes We Ndaba’ Lewis (@Chriseldalewis) April 29, 2021
Sad time for the Zulu nation! They have lost a Prince, a King and now regent Queen all in a little over 5months..May Her Majesty the Queen’ soul find eternal rest
— Ambivert Nteba (@NtebaH) April 29, 2021
Shame RIP to the queen, soo sad shame
— Nontobeko Magcaba (@NtoebeyM) April 29, 2021
I thought The Queen was brave to have accepted the Throne. May She Rest Well ??
— Good Vibes ? (@Ncedi9) April 29, 2021