AmaZulu Queen Regent to be interred on Thursday

South Africa

Johannesburg – The late Queen Regent of the AmaZulu Royal Household, Queen Mantfombi Dlamini Zulu, will be buried on Thursday morning.

That is according to Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi, the Prime Minister of the Zulu nation.

The Queen will be buried in a private ceremony on Thursday at her Royal Palace, in accordance with her wishes.

Prince Buthelezi said her body would be transported from Johannesburg on Wednesday to the Royal Palace of KwaKhangelamankengane in Nongoma, KwaZulu- Natal, where preparations for her burial will take place.

“In line with her wishes, as was done for the King, Her Majesty will be interred at the crack of dawn in a private burial. As confirmed by her children, Her Majesty wished to be buried at her royal palace. Having discussed this with the queen mother, Queen Mayvis maZungu, it has been agreed that everything must be done in accordance with the late regent’s wishes”.

Queen Mantfombi passed from an unknown illness last week with some speculation that she may have been poisoned. She died just over a month following the death of her husband, King Goodwill Zwelithini, the longest serving monarch, who passed away due to Covid-19 related complications.

A memorial service will be held on Friday.

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