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Queen Mantfombi Dlamini: Update about death and funeral of South African Zulu leader

Ghana Web 06 May 2021
Her late husband, King Zwelithini, name her regent ... She be di sister of Eswatini King Mswati III - Africa only absolute monarch ... Di Zulu royal family for South Africa bin appoint Queen Mantfombi Dlamini, di third wife of di late King Goodwill Zwelithini as regent until a new monarch take di throne.
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Zulu Kingship: Royals and rebels fight for throne

Joy Online 06 May 2021
The Zulu monarchy in South Africa has been plunged into controversy following the death of King Goodwill Zwelithini and – weeks later – the regent ... Queen Mantfombi Dlamini-Zulu, pictured in the early 1970s, was the sister of Africa’s only absolute monarch, Eswatini’s King Mswati III.
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Zulu Queen: Hundreds of mourners hold parade ahead of funeral

Business Ghana 06 May 2021
Mourners in traditional dress have paraded through the streets of Johannesburg to honour South Africa's Zulu queen on the eve of her funeral ... The longest-reigning Zulu monarch, King Zwelithini had six wives and at least 26 children ... She was the sister of Eswatini's King Mswati III - Africa's only absolute monarch.
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Mourners pay tribute to S.Africa's late Zulu regent queen

Ghana Web 06 May 2021
The 65-year-old queen, Shiyiwe Mantfombi Dlamini Zulu, died on April 30, weeks after she was named interim successor to her late husband, King Goodwill Zwelithini, the longest-serving leader of South Africa's largest ethnic group ... Although the title of Zulu king does not bestow ...
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Zulu war of succession: Hundreds of warriors escort Queen Mantfombi's body through Johannesburg amid claims ...

The Daily Mail 06 May 2021
Mourners draped in leopardskin have paraded in honour of Zulu Queen Mantfombi, rumoured to have been poisoned after she was named successor to the late king ... Although the title of Zulu king does not bestow executive power, the charismatic Zwelithini had moral influence over more than 11 million Zulus, nearly a fifth of South Africa's population.
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Queen Regent Mantfombi comes home for burial amid fears of fresh tension in Zulu monarch

Independent online (SA) 06 May 2021
They solemnly sang traditional mourning songs in accordance with the passing of the daughter of King Sobhuza of Eswatini and sister to King Mswati ... There are fears that immediately after her burial, the royal court will be served with court papers from King Goodwill Zwelithini's first wife, Queen Sibongile Dlamini (not related to the late queen).
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Queen Regent Mantfombi buried amid fears of fresh tensions in Zulu monarchy

Independent online (SA) 06 May 2021
In full traditional gear, they solemnly sang traditional mourning songs in accordance with the passing of the daughter of King Sobhuza of Eswatini, and sister to King Mswati ... Dlamini is arguing that as the first wife, who married the king in 1969 through civil rites and in community of property, she should get 50 percent of the king's estate.
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A champion who stood in Sassa lines to chase his dreams

Independent online (SA) 06 May 2021
A stacked card will see the EFC bantamweight king, South Africa’s Faeez “The Troublemaker” Jacobs (7-2) defend his belt for the first time against Zimbabwe’s SylvesterGladiator” Chipfumbu (6-3) after the former overcame Nkazimulo Zulu for the vacant strap in 2019.
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Warren Gatland names 37-man British and Irish Lions squad for South Africa tour

Metro UK 06 May 2021
Warren Gatland has confirmed Alun Wyn Jones will captain his squad for this summer’s British and Irish Lions tour of South Africa, with England’s Sam Simmonds and Ireland’s Bundee Aki among the shock selections ... South Africa ‘Invitational’ (Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth) ... Cell C Sharks (Johsson Kings Park, Durban).
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Courtney Lawes ‘pretty surprised’ to receive British and Irish Lions call-up

Belfast Telegraph 06 May 2021
Courtney Lawes has revealed his shock at making Warren Gatland’s 37-man British and Irish Lions squad – then quickly pledged to be fighting fit in time for the South Africa tour ... Our Lion Kings 🦁. Dan Biggar and Courtney Lawes are set to tour South Africa with @lionsofficial this summer 🙌— Northampton Saints 😇 (@SaintsRugby) May 6, 2021.
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Ramadan: Mohammed VI Foundation support Muslims with food items

Ghana Web 05 May 2021
Presenting the items at a brief ceremony at the forecourt of the King Mohammed VI Foundation of Africa Oulama at Kanda, Her Excellency Ouaadil, noted that Ramadan is an opportunity to reflect on faith, sharing, feeding of the poor and the less privileged ... King Mohammed VI ...
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Mourners gather for tribute to S.Africa's late Zulu regent queen

Urdu Point 05 May 2021
The 65-year-old queen, Shiyiwe Mantfombi Dlamini Zulu, died on April 30, weeks after she was named interim successor to her late husband, King Goodwill Zwelithini, the longest-serving leader of South Africa's largest ethnic group ... Although the title of Zulu king does not bestow ...
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Zulu King Zwelithini's death: Royals and rebels fight for throne

BBC News 05 May 2021
The Zulu monarchy in South Africa has been plunged into controversy following the death of King Goodwill Zwelithini and - weeks later - the regent ... King Goodwill Zwelithini ... She had eight children with the late king ... If they have a quarrel, it is with the king himself," Chief Buthelezi was quoted by South Africa's News24 website as saying.
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LATEST: Zulu monarchy tension flares up again as Buthelezi hits back at Princess Thembi

Independent online (SA) 05 May 2021
Princess Thembi also said his time as the king’s and Zulu traditional prime minister expired when King Cyprian Bhekuzulu passed away in September 1968. She further claimed that the recently departed King Goodwill Zwelithini had one and the next king should make his own appointment.
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'Kiss baby for me': First use of DNA to link Franklin expedition sailor to descendant

Canoe 05 May 2021
“The news came by email and I was at work,” said Jonathan Gregory of Port Elizabeth, South Africa, the great-great-great-grandson of John Gregory, whose remains were found on King William Island in Nunavut ... But remains found at three sites on King William Island — about 100 kilometres from the ships — were never identified.
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