The body of the late Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini has finally made its last journey to KwaKhethomthandayo royal palace in Nongom, where he grew up.
The late king finally arrived at the royal palace this morning in a solemn procession that started from a mortuary in the central business district of the town of Nongoma to the palace. His body was escorted by Zulu regiments clad in full traditional Zulu regalia, according to reports.
The whole procession took two hours as the regiments who escorted the body were singing traditional Zulu hymns and moved slowly. People lined up along the main road leading to the palace, paying their last respects to their beloved king.
According to reports, he died of diabetes-related issues at the hospital where he was treated. King Goodwill passed on at the age of 72 and was one of South Africa’s largest ethnic group leaders and a very influential ruler.
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BREAKING NEWS: The body of the late Zulu King, Goodwill Zwelithini, has arrived for the last time at KwaKhethomthandayo royal palace in Nongoma. From there the king would be buried in a private funeral and it will be placed tonight.