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Goodwill Zwelithini: South Africa’s straight-talking Zulu king

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Born in 1948 and coming to the throne in 1971, Isilo Samabandla Onke (loosely translated as “King of all Zulu kings”), as he was respectfully referred to as, was a direct descendent of the King Cetshwayo, the chief of the Zulu nation in the course of the 1879 warfare towards the British military.