The commander of AmaZulu warriors to be buried in KwaNongoma on Saturday

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The commander of the AmaZulu warriors, Mgilitsha Nhleko, will be buried at his homestead in KwaNongoma in northern KwaZulu-Natal on Saturday.

Zihogo Nhleko who was affectionately known as Mgilitsha died at the local hospital on Monday.

The Jacob Zuma Foundation has expressed its condolences, saying Nhleko was a good example to future generations as he led the warriors with dignity and respect.

Nhleko was once criticised when he led the regiments to Zuma’s homestead in Nkandla to show solidarity in relation to his contempt of court matter.

The foundation’s spokesperson Mzwanele Manyi says, “President Zuma did write a letter of condolences to the family of Nhleko to convey his support for the family to share the sorrow with them and indeed to console the family and the entire nation that indeed what has happened is undesirable and that the whole nation is in fact mourning the passing on of Mgilitsha.”

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