10 things you need to know about the late Zulu Queen Mantfombi – She is King Mswati's sister


Queen Shiyiwe Mantfombi Dlamini Zulu, regent of the Zulu Nation, has tragically died, AmaZulu traditional prime minister prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi announced on Thursday.

Here are quick facts about queen Mantfombi Dlamini Zulu:

– The queen married to Zwelithini in 1977, becoming his third wife.

– The monarch is survived by six wives and at least 30 children, of whom 16 are males.

– The king had seven children with Mantfombi.

– The queen was betrothed to Zwelithini in 1973.

– The 65 year old is of royal blood as she is the daughter of the late king Sobuza and sister of king Mswati III of eSwatini.

– Mantfombi was announced as “the great wife” during their wedding, a role that gives her family and lineage more power.

– She is also a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church.

May her soul rest in peace

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