Thousands have taken to social media to convey their messages of condolences to Zulu King, Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu. On Twitter ‘Zulu’ and ‘King Goodwill Zwelithini’ have been the top trending topics after the announcement of the King’s passing.
The King passed away on Friday morning at the age of 72. Former Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) leader, Mangosuthu Buthelezi, confirmed the death.
The King was being treated for an ongoing diabetes problem. He was admitted to the hospital last week to receive treatment for unstable blood glucose levels.
According to Buthelezi, the King had several unstable blood glucose readings over the past few weeks prompting the decision by doctors to admit him to ICU for treatment.
We are bleeding as the Zulu Nation💔💔💔😭😭😭. iNkosi yethu ikhotheme, hlangalomhlabathi, isilo samabandla. Rest In Peace, Rest In Power, Rest In Paradise, uyibekile induku ebandla. Rest our King Goodwill Zwelithini. 🖤🖤🖤🕊🕊🕊 pic.twitter.com/olCWVqRjSK
— Max is Well (@LathaPhilani) March 12, 2021
— Dudu Zuma-Sambudla (@DZumaSambudla) March 12, 2021
The Zulu nation must rise even stronger after the passing of his majesty King Goodwill Zwelithini pic.twitter.com/qqg2ChvbFG
— Henk Van Tonder (@henk_tonder) March 12, 2021
My most sincere and deepest sympathy to the Zulu Nation and to the Royal Family with the tragic passing of King Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu. May His Majesty’s soul rest in peace.
Ilanga lisithele, Mazulu amahle. Lala Sithuli sikaNdaba, hlanga lomhlabathi. pic.twitter.com/9ivq67cgFu
— Carl Niehaus (@niehaus_carl) March 12, 2021
Rest in peace King Goodwill Zwelithini, King of The Zulus. pic.twitter.com/RMq6frbOUT
— Rest in peace King Goodwill Zwelithini (@NationTruthful) March 12, 2021
Hamba kahle Isilo Samabandla, His Majesty King Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu.
— robertmarawa (@robertmarawa) March 12, 2021
Inkosi Ikhotheme… 🙏🏽
— Sizwe Dhlomo (@SizweDhlomo) March 12, 2021
Sakhothama Isilo Samabandla Onke.
We mourning the untimely dearth of King Goodwill Zwelithini at the age of 73.He was the longest serving mornach since the establishment of the Zulu monarchy in 1816. pic.twitter.com/WQ3Lf9ec6R
— Minister of Transport |Mr Fix (@MbalulaFikile) March 12, 2021
This is a sad day for the Zulu nation and people around the world. Farewell to our King Goodwill Zwelithini 🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/ptJFibtQoe
— Nandi Madida (@Nandi_Madida) March 12, 2021
His Majesty King Goodwill Zwelithini… He was bold , fearless and in charge…He led one of the biggest Kingdoms in the world.May his soul in Peace. Condolences to the Zulu Royal family and Zulu people. pic.twitter.com/YgXk0NufFL
— Thapelo Lekala ®️ (@thapelolekala_) March 12, 2021