A king to be proud of despite controversies

14 March 2021 - 00:01 By Sunday Times Editorial

The passing of King Goodwill Zwelithini on Friday, ending a reign of nearly five decades, is a sad moment not only for amaZulu but for SA as a whole.

He was an important national figure because he was a uniting and stabilising force to his nation, as well as being a key symbol and representative of its cultural identity. It is that identity, as part of a broader tapestry of national groupings, that gives not just the Zulu people but the country itself a uniqueness among the world's community of nations...

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