KwaZulu-Natal’s King GoodwillZwelithini was born on the 14th July 1948 in Kwa Nongoma. He was installed as the eighth Monarch of the Zulus at a traditional ceremony at Nongoma on 3 December 1971, attended by 20 000 people. He became the Zulu king on 3 December 1971 after his father’s death. Zwelithini died at the age of 72 on March 12 after suffering from diabetes and it was also said that he tested positive of Covid-19 before his death.
Goodwill Zwelithini was laid to rest in a burial which was punctuated by centuries-old traditions which are applied when a king is buried on Wednesday night. The straight-talking king was buried in a secret funeral that started before midnight and was concluded in the early hours of Thursday in Kwa Nongoma.
On Thursday it was the ceremony where top politicians attended and many well-known people attended. President Cyril Ramaphosa and former President Jacob Zuma we’re amongst the people who attended the ceremony on Thursday.
The ceremony was attended by more than 50 people and according to covid-19 regulations, only 50 people are required to attend a funeral. No one was arrested for the breaking of the covid-19 regulations like when the arrested Motjeka Madisha’s father. Motjeka Madisha’s father was arrested after laying his son to rest.
It seems like these regulations apply to some people while others don’t care about them.