King Goodwill Zwelithini

Islam celebrated at Nkandla event

Islam’s beautiful and detailed history in Africa was celebrated on Saturday at a historic event in Nkandla, which brought together thousands of Zulu Muslims from the rural parts of Kwa-Zulu Natal. Thousands of people were busses in from parts of the province to join in the cultural event, which saw[…]

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HRC not ready to release findings on king’s remarks

The SA Human Rights Commission is not ready yet to hand over the findings on its report on alleged xenophobic remarks by King Goodwill Zwelithini, an official said on Monday. “We are at this stage unable, in fact not ready, to release the preliminary findings. We’ve had to allow additional[…]

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Zwelithini remains mum on ICC complaint

A spokesperson for the Royal Zulu household said on Thursday that the monarch would not be drawn to comment on a complaint of hate speech laid against King Goodwill Zwelithini by a Nigerian human rights organisation with the International Criminal Court (ICC). “We will only respond once we have received[…]

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Imbizo crowd boos non-Zulu speakers

The crowd at the anti-xenophobia imbizo in Durban on Monday spearheaded by King Goodwill Zwelithini, booed anyone who tried to address the crowd who was not Zulu. As Hindu priest, Ashwin Trikamjee recited a prayer the crowd started booing him. They wanted Trikamjee to get off the stage and clapped[…]

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I had to intervene: Zwelithini

King Goodwill Zwelithini on Monday said it was important for him to hold an urgent imbizo following the spate of attacks on foreign nationals in KwaZulu-Natal last week. He made the decision to call the imbizo after meeting with Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba and State Security Minister David Mahlobo.[…]

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SAHRC to hear complaint against King Goodwill

Charges of hate speech have been lodged against King Goodwill Zwelethini at the South African Human Rights Council (SAHRC), following the monarch’s negative statements against foreigners residing in the country. Zwelethini’s controversial remarks, in which he is thought to have urged foreigners to leave the country, has been blamed for[…]

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King welcomes meeting to clarify xenophobic remarks

King Goodwill Zwelithini has welcomed a proposed meeting with church leaders to clarify his alleged xenophobic remarks, the Mercury newspaper reported on Wednesday. A spokesperson for the king, Prince Thulani Zulu, told the newspaper that a proposed meeting with the Diakonia Council of Churches will help to “correct misinterpretation of[…]

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