MUT extends deepest condolences on the passing of Zulu King, His Majesty Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu

Issued by Bheki Hlophe – 082 432 1805

12 March 2021

MUT extends deepest condolences on the passing of Zulu King, His Majesty Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu

Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT) is saddened by news of the passing of Zulu King, Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu. His Majesty passed away in hospital in the early hours of Friday, 12 March 2021. The king is a nephew to Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi, who is MUT Founder and cousin to the king’s late father, Bhekuzulu kaDinuzulu.

Speaking on behalf of the MUT community, Professor Marcus Ramogale, Acting Vice-Chancellor & Principal, said: “A very sad moment for South Africa. His Majesty was not just a symbol of unity and stability, but was also a tireless peacemaker. We will remember his life with the greatest measure of love and gratitude. May his sole rest in peace. The University extends deepest condolences to the Royal Family and the Zulu nation during this difficult time. Our flags will be flying on half-mast until the King is laid to rest.”

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Bheki Hlophe (Mr)
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