By Prince Ishwar Ramlutchman Mabheka Zulu
His Majesty has given the foundation so much of wisdom to serve his people. I am delighted to pay tribute to His Majesty,King Goodwill Zwelithini Ka- BhekuZulu as we celebrate the life and times of His Majesty during His 74th Birth Anniversary.
His Majesty was indeed a King of Goodwill. We could never imagine life without His Majesty.
Today we sit back and look at His life and how he managed to foster good relations across the world. King Zwelithini Goodwill ka-Bhekuzulu, rest now in peace, Great King of Africa, an alchemist of African greatness.We celebrate you today.
His Majesty will be remembered as a much-loved, visionary monarch who made an important contribution to cultural identity, national unity and economic development in KwaZulu-Natal and through this, to the development of our country as a whole
Indeed, our king has been the most consistent voice and campaigner for peace and unity in South Africa and the world at large. It must be said amidst the sinister forces that sought to formant war and mayhem amongst the Zulu people.
His Majesty always stood on the side of those who strive for peace, stability, and prosperity of his people.
Today we hail His Majesty, the king of the Zulu nation for having heard the call of danger which has been rising from within the inner soul of the people, and for having joined hands with the government and other structures of our nation to ensure that the message about HIV/Aids is understood by all and is heard through our communities.
Unfortunately, the Covid-19 pandemic has robbed us of a great king who walked amongst His people.On a more personal note, I have had the singular privilege of working with His Majesty closely over three decades.
I was taken back by his overriding concern for the welfare of the Zulu nation. His contribution towards agriculture and education will always be admired.
I salute a King of Peace. A Real King of Goodwill. A humble king who lived for His People. A humble king who was the beacon of hope for the world. We will always Hail and Salute His Majesty.
WENA WENDLOVU! BAYEDE!
LONG LIVE THE SPIRIT OF HLANGALOMHLABATI!
ISILO SAMABANDLA ONKE! MDLOKOMBANE!