Salute: King celebrates his 60th birthday

2008-08-11 00:00

The KZN legislature held a special seating yesterday to allow cabinet members to wish King Goodwill Zwelithini a belated 60th birthday, which he celebrated on July 26.

The cabinet continued Zwelithini’s celebrations at the Inkosi Chief Albert Luthuli Convention Centre.

Premier Sibusiso Ndebele commended the king’s strides in uniting the province.

He said that KZN has seen unprecedented growth in the tourism industry under his leadership.

He said Zulu identity has a place in the affairs of the world and is a major force in the film industry.

Cabinet members used showered Zwelithini with praises. DA’s Rodger Burrows said he has been a signal of stability, congruently bringing unity in the province. He said he has spoken decisively about HIV/Aids, agriculture and education.

IFP’s Dr Lionel Mtshali noted that Zwelithini is the longest-serving Zulu monarch. Mtshali said that Zwelithini has been a campaigner for peace and stability.

He commended the king’s work in joining Amakhosi in the fight against HIV/Aids pandemic.

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