SA’s political parties sends condolences for death of Zulu King’s brother



Political parties in KwaZulu-Natal have poured out their tributes as King Goodwill Zwelithini’s loses his brother.

They extended their condolences to the royal family.

Prince Mandla Zulu, 45, an IFP stalwart, died on Wednesday.

The IFP in a statement said the prince died after a brief illness.

“He was a decorated servant of the people and a well-known and respected community leader. Prince Mandla was known as a man of not many words, but for the many actions and the impact he had on his colleagues, friends, family and his community at large,” IFP spokesperson Mkhuleko Hlengwa said.

Hlengwa described Zulu as a mentor to many, a leader and a humble servant.

“We extend our condolences during this difficult time of bereavement to his wife, Princess Nonhlanhla Mambatha, his five daughters, his son and grandchild, to the Zulu royal family and to the Inkosi Langelihle Zulu of the Ngenetsheni clan,” he said.

The ANC also sent sent its condolences to Isilo Samabandla Onke (King Goodwill Zwelithini), the royal family, the IFP and the Zulu nation.

“The ANC in KwaZulu-Natal understands the death of Prince Mandla Zulu comes at a time when the Zulu monarch is still mourning the passing of two princesses, Nobuhle and Busi, from Mbelebeleni royal house in KwaMashu, north of Durban”.

The party wished the king “strength in these trying times”.

“May the Lord be with him and his family, It is sad the Zulu monarch is losing royal family members in succession,” Ntombela said.

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