KZN circumcision camps under way

2014-12-15 05:10

The medical male circumcision camps in KwaZulu-Natal are well under way, the provincial health department says.

Plug pulled on Zwelithini’s R300m project

2014-11-16 12:47

Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa has pulled the plug on construction of a R300m cultural precinct near Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini’s Enyokeni Palace in northern KwaZulu-Natal.

Modern huts for king’s new palace

2014-08-11 09:48

A glimpse into the proposed plan for the Zulu royal palace in Ulundi shows that it will boast nine thatched “beehive huts” arranged in a circle with a central cattle enclosure.

Zulu king hoping to build 8th palace

2014-06-20 09:31

King Goodwill Zwelithini is hoping to build his eighth palace - and the location would involve cutting down 20 hectares of indigenous bush in a heritage park, according to a report.

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.


Probe into R300m arts project under way

2014-11-17 12:02

The arts and culture ministry has said an investigation into a now-halted R300m project near Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini's Enyokeni Palace in Nongoma is under way.

The luxury of being a king in SA

2014-10-05 10:52

Millions live in areas that have kings or traditional leaders, who are a link to their ancestors, but there is growing disenchantment over their taxpayer-funded lifestyles.

Nkandla architect gets royal contract

2014-08-10 11:44

President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla architect has also landed the deal to design Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini's eighth palace, according to a report.

Work on king’s cultural village to start soon

2014-05-20 10:16

The first phase of the construction of a R300m cultural village at King Goodwill Zwelithini’s palace in KwaZulu-Natal is set to start soon, according to an official.

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.

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