Excitement as new Zulu king visits queen-to-be’s home village

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Family friend Simon Sibeko described Ntokoza Mayisela as a role model.
Family friend Simon Sibeko described Ntokoza Mayisela as a role model.
Clive Ndou

The impoverished community of Sgodipholi (meaning a serene place) in Newcastle is oozing with hope on the back of news that one of their own, Ntokozo Mayisela, will soon marry the new Zulu nation leader, King Misuzulu kaZwelithini.

When Weekend Witness visited the community on Friday, the main subject of discussion was Mayisela and the new king. “We are extremely proud of her as she has put our community on the map. Before the king made his decision to make her his queen, no one in this country knew about Sgodipholi.

“But because of Ntokozo everyone now wants to come here,” Thandi Ndlovu, a local vegetable trader, said.

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