Messages of condolences continue to pour in for King Goodwill Zwelithini KaBhekuzulu, who passed away on Friday morning.

Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development Minister, Thoko Didiza, said she was saddened by His Majesty’s passing.

“Having learnt of the hospitalisation of His Majesty a few weeks back and regular updates that we have been getting about his health, I have been hopeful of his speedy recovery,” said Didiza.

She said the King was a sole trustee of the Ingonyama Trust, an entity of the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development.


Didiza added that he is also remembered as someone who always provided his vision for the Ingonyama Trust Board.

“We have worked very well with His Majesty on improving the operations of the Ingonyama Trust Board and subsequently improving the lives of his subjects.”

“I wish to send my heartfelt and sincere condolences to the royal family and the Zulu nation. We continue to pray for your strength during this difficult time and may His Majesty rest in eternal peace,” Didiza said.