Almost two months after the death of her husband King Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekizulu, Queen Mantfombi Dlamini passed on yesterday at the age of 65.
She was the regent of the Zulu nation at the time of her death, she was supposed to hold the position until her late husband’s successor has been chosen.
The cause of her death is not yet known, announcing her death the traditional Prime Minister of the Zulu Nation Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi said the Queen’s death came as a shock to the nation.
Mantfombi was the daughter of late King Sobhuza of Eswathini formerly known as Swaziland. She was sister to the King of Eswathini, King Mswati III.
Since she was from a royal family Mantfombi was chosen as the regent of the Zulu nation after the passing of the King. Her title was known as ‘The Great Wife”.
Queen MaDlamini Zulu had eight children – including five sons with the late King. Their eldest son, 47-year-old Prince Misuzulu, is the favourite to take the throne.