In a sad development, King Goodwill Zwelithini’s son, Prince Lethukuthula Zulu died on Friday under mysterious circumstances. He was 50.
Prince Lethukuthula died at his apartment in Northwold, Johannesburg in what is suspected to be a robbery gone wrong.
According to sources who stay at the apartment complex, there was a commotion in the King’s son’s apartment in the early hours of Friday. One of the residents told the Daily Sun,
“I heard a lot of screaming and glasses being broken,”
Another resident told the publication that he heard a lot of shouting between 1 and 2 am on Friday morning coming from the flat.
After daylight, concerned neighbours called the security personnel for the complex and highlighted that they were concerned by the locked door and the broken window at Prince Lethukuthula Zulu’s apartment. The security personnel eventually forced the door open and discovered the body of the King’s son sometime in the afternoon.
The Daily Sun reports that a man who is being said to be Lethu’s flat mate and friend was seen crying uncontrollably in disbelief. The flat mate is alleged to have told the cops that they had been robbed of almost R80 000 and all their cellphones, and laptops were missing.
Police are still investigating the case.
The late Prince Lethu was the first son to King Goodwill Zwelithini and his wife, Queen Sibongile MaDlamini. He had recently turned 50 this past September.
Our hearts and prayers go to Prince Lethu’s family and friends during this painful period.