King’s fiancée treated like a queen

2014-03-09 11:02

Twenty eight-year-old Zola Mafu might only be Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini’s fiancée but for the past eight years she’s been living a right royal life – all at the taxpayers’ expense, reports say.

Zwelithini: Stop rhino poaching

2013-05-22 14:29

Communities need to expose those behind rhino poaching, Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini has urged.

IFP welcomes Zulu king's address

2013-02-26 21:40

The IFP in KwaZulu-Natal has welcomed King Goodwill Zwelithini's address at the opening of the provincial legislature in Pietermaritzburg.

Zulu king's travel costs R800k a month

2012-11-23 11:01

King Goodwill Zwelithini and his entourage spend more than R800 000 a month on travelling.

Zulu king needs more money

2012-10-29 09:37

Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini needs more money to keep his six wives and about 20 children in the manner to which they are accustomed, a trust set up for the monarchy says.

Royals overspend, R10m overdraft listed

2012-09-23 15:55

A parliamentary report has detailed the irregular spending of millions of rands by King Goodwill Zwelithini's royal household.

King's son bust speeding at 185km/h

2012-07-02 11:46

King Goodwill Zwelithini’s 25-year-old son has been released on R2 500 bail after being caught travelling at 185km/h in a 120km/h zone along the N2 near Ballito, the Road Traffic Inspectorate says.

Crash deaths put spotlight on blue lights

2012-04-17 16:20

The head-on collision in which a top journalist and a VIP officer died in northern KwaZulu-Natal should "hit home" to provincial government authorities, the Democratic Alliance says.

King 'to clarify' gay slur

2012-01-28 07:52

King Goodwill Zwelithini has arranged a media briefing to clarify his recent comments about homosexuality.

Premier wants evidence of king's gay slur

2012-01-24 15:26

KwaZulu-Natal Premier Zweli Mkhize has challenged anyone who claims to have evidence of a homophobic statement made by King Goodwill Zwelithini to produce it.

No attack against gays, Zulu royals say

2012-01-23 19:10

The Zulu royal household has criticised what it called a "reckless translation" of King Goodwill Zwelithini's speech, after reports that he criticised people who engaged in same sex relationships.

Aids slowed by reed dance: Buthelezi

2011-09-24 19:02

The advance of the Aids pandemic has been slowed by the re-instatement of the annual reed dance, says IFP leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi.

Mangosuthu Buthelezi hospitalised

2011-09-09 13:10

IFP leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi has been admitted to a hospital in Empangeni, outside Durban.

Magwaza-Msibi introduces NFP to Zulu king

2011-06-20 16:30

NFP leader Zanele Magwaza-Msibi has officially introduced her party to King Goodwill Zwelithini in Nongoma.

Queen reburial closes inhuman chapter: ANC

2011-05-06 20:44

The reburial of King Goodwill Zwelithini's mother will close yet another chapter of inhuman suffering at the hands of the apartheid regime, says the ANC.

3 arrested for shooting Zulu royal

2010-11-12 14:50

Three men have been arrested for allegedly shooting a woman related to Zulu king Goodwill Zwelithini in northern KwaZulu-Natal, say police.

Alliance partners - no intention of splitting

2010-11-06 22:32

Alliance partners in the ANC, SACP and Cosatu have brushed aside any suggestions of a split, saying such talk has no substance.

Zulu king calls for a united SA

2010-09-27 19:13

The time has come for South Africans to build bridges of unity, Zulu monarch King Goodwill Zwelithini says.

Malema retracts polygamy statement

2010-09-18 15:28

Julius Malema has retracted his statement about polygamous relationships and says it was not directed at President Jacob Zuma or Zulus, the SABC has reported.

R4m for biggest reed dance to date

2010-09-12 20:20

More than 26 000 Zulu maidens have turned out for the Reed Dance held at King Goodwill Zwelithini’s eNyokeni Palace.

King Zwelithini calls for strike end

2010-08-28 18:18

King Goodwill Zwelithini has called on government and unions to safeguard the country's image by ending the public sector strike.

King slams corrupt officials

2010-03-31 11:16

Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini has launched yet another scathing attack on corrupt officials, describing them as “thieves who steal from the poor”.

Minister backs Aids initiatives

2009-12-07 20:02

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has welcomed two Aids-related announcements, one by Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini and the other by the US.

Zuma attends ukweshwama

2009-12-05 20:31

President Jacob Zuma has attended the controversial bull killing known as ukweshwama held at Nongoma.

Zulu king's snub irks ARA

2009-11-25 14:20

Animal Rights Africa (ARA) says it is disappointed by Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini's decision to boycott a meeting called to discuss a bare-handed, bull-killing ritual.


Zulu king calls for political tolerance

2014-03-04 20:36

Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini has called on leaders of political parties to work towards peaceful elections and to promote tolerance in KwaZulu-Natal.

Beware of the devil - Zulu King

2013-03-17 22:42

Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini has warned his followers about devil worshippers and their "evil tricks".

Zulu king: Rapists embarrass me

2013-02-26 15:31

Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini has decried levels of rape in KwaZulu-Natal and the country, and has called on people to stand up and report the crime to the authorities.

Zulu king wants to purge violent spirits

2012-11-06 13:05

Zulu monarch King Goodwill Zwelithini plans to hold a traditional ceremony to halt political violence in KwaZulu-Natal.

Hippo donated to Zulu king

2012-10-18 09:38

A hippo that was to be sold to a private buyer has been killed and donated to Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini.

Zulu king wants R18m for more palaces

2012-09-05 07:42

King Goodwill Zwelithini has asked the KwaZulu-Natal government for R18m to build new property, including a R6m palace for his sixth and youngest wife.

KZN royal budget increased by R4m

2012-05-30 11:19

The budget for the royal household department, which looks after King Goodwill Zwelithini and his family, has increased by R4m over last year’s R55m.

King Zwelithini mum on gay slur

2012-01-28 17:00

King Goodwill Zwelithini did not say a word about his recently reported comments on homosexuality when he addressed a function in KZN, after the media invitation said the king would use the event to clarify his stance on homosexuality.

Hands off our king, KZN leaders say

2012-01-24 22:30

It is disrespectful to demand an apology from Zulu monarch King Goodwill Zwelithini for an alleged gay slur, traditional leaders in KwaZulu-Natal say.

Gays seek apology from Zulu king

2012-01-24 12:20

Gays and lesbians in KwaZulu-Natal want King Goodwill Zwelithini to apologise for his reported slur against them and retract his alleged condemnation of same-sex relationships.

Zuma rebukes Zulu king for gay slur

2012-01-23 14:45

President Jacob Zuma reportedly hit back at King Goodwill Zwelithini who was quoted as saying that homosexuals are "rotten".

Zuma a 'champion of the environment'

2011-09-10 22:51

President Jacob Zuma has received a 'champion of the environment' certificate during a tree planting ceremony in KwaZulu-Natal, the presidency says.

Durban DJ case postponed

2011-08-03 14:05

The Equality Court in Durban has postponed the hearing of a R10m discrimination and defamation lawsuit brought by an Ukhozi FM DJ.

'Zulu' wines charm Chinese

2011-06-08 07:40

King Goodwill Zwelithini's wines have attracted interest in one of China's wealthiest cities.

Let's learn from Arab uprisings: Zwelithini

2011-02-21 14:18

Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini cautions elected representatives against aloof leadership, saying the developments in the Arab states should serve as a lesson on what happens when leaders are out of touch.

Zuma backs cleansing ceremony

2010-11-07 18:38

President Jacob Zuma has praised the KwaZulu-Natal government for arranging a cleansing ceremony to help reconcile ANC and IFP members.

MEC to brief king on circumcision

2010-11-03 18:12

KwaZulu-Natal's health MEC will report to Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini on the progress of circumcision in the province, the department has said.

Zulu nation 'is still standing'

2010-09-25 20:55

People have a sovereign right to their identity, heritage and culture and the Zulu people must give thanks in part to King Shaka for theirs, IFP leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi has said.

Malema to discuss polygamy with king

2010-09-17 14:03

ANC Youth League president Julius Malema will meet King Goodwill Zwelithini to discuss "misperceptions around the league's position on polygamy".

All systems go for reed dance

2010-09-10 20:44

Hawkers are setting up shop ahead of the annual reed dance featuring 26 000 maidens which is taking place in KwaZulu-Natal this weekend.

800 KZN men circumcised

2010-06-08 19:07

More than 800 men in KwaZulu-Natal have heeded King Goodwill Zwelithini's call for young men to undergo medical circumcision to help prevent new HIV infections.

King: Show my face to tourists

2010-02-23 23:02

Zulu king Goodwill Zwelithini wants the KwaZulu-Natal government to display his portraits in public areas before the start of the FIFA World Cup.

Ritual: bull takes 20 min to die

2009-12-07 00:04

Thousands have attended the ritual during which young Zulu warriors kill a bull with their bare hands. It took 20 minutes for the animal to die.

Bull killing: King confident

2009-11-30 11:01

Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini's office says it is optimistic that the court will rule in its favour in the controversial issue of bare-handed bull killing.

Ukweshwama ritual challenged

2009-11-22 22:05

Animal Rights Africa (ARA) is going to court in a bid to stop the "cruel" Ukweshwama ritual of killing a bull with bare hands.

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