Today in history: Rain Queen Makobo Modjadji VI, dies after a sudden illness

By Drum Digital
12 June 2015

On 12 June 2005, Rain Queen Makobo Modjadji VI died in a hospital in Limpopo.

On 12 June 2005, Rain Queen Makobo Modjadji VI died in a hospital in Limpopo.

Rain Queen Modjadji VI is a direct descendent of one of the royal houses which ruled over the Zimbabwean people in the 15th and 16th century.

Rain Queen Modjadji VI began her reign in April 2003; when she succeeded her grandmother Mokope Modjadji V.

Makobo Modjadji VI is the first Rain Queen to have received formal education, and went on to complete high school.

As yet, a successor has not yet been appointed, but the Rain Queen is survived by two children, a son and a daughter.

The exact details surrounding her death are not clear.

Source: SAHistoryOnline

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