UkuKhothama kweSilo uGoodwill Zwelithini [1948-2021] kuqopha umzuzu osemqoka emlandweni welaseMzansi-Afrika.
Eminyakeni ecishe ibe ngamashumi amabili nesikhombisa [1994-2021] umphakathi eNingizimu-Afrika usuziphethe ngokoMbuso weNtando yeNingi [democracy], uGoodwill Zwelithini ubé nethuba – kanye nomphakathi kazwelonke – wokuba ngomunye wezikhuthali ekuwuchitheni nokuwucima umbuso wabahlwithi bezwe nabadlwenguli bomphakathi [colonialists] nowobandlululo nengcindezelo [apartheid]; umphakathi wazuza inkululeko, wazicandula kabusha ngenhloso yokubuyisana ngokomthethosisekelo soMbuso weNtando yeNingi.
UGoodwill Zwelithini [1948-2021] ubé ngowokuqala ngqa emlandweni wakwabo nasemlandweni welaseNingizimu-Afrika ukuphatha isikhundla nokuthwala isicoso sobuKhosi besiZwe sakwaZulu ngokomthethosisekelo woMbuso weNtando yeNingi [uMthethosisekelo weRiphabhuliki YaseNingizimu-Afrika ka-1996] – eminyakeni ecishe ibe ngamashumi amabili nesikhombisa usuchithiwe wacinywa umbuso wabahlwithi bezwe nabadlwenguli bomphakathi [colonialists] nowobandlululo nengcindezelo [apartheid], sekuhlalisenwe kuqhutshwa ngokoMbuso weNtando yeNingi [democracy].
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Ezikhathini zothuthuva nodlame nobudlova umphakathi obubhekene nazo ikakhulukazi kule minyaka engamashumi amathathu edlule [1990-2021], iNgonyama uGoodwill Zwelithini ukhombisé ephindelela intshisekelo nokuzabalazela ukwazisananokubonelelana, ekhuza umhlolo akhuthaze ukubhobokelana nokubuyisana lapho kuxatshenwe kulwiswana khona – osekuyohlala kuyisibonelo nenselelo nasezizukulwaneni ezizayo kwelakithi nasemhlabeni jikelele – ikakhulukazi uma kukhunjulwa lo mcimbi kwaVulindlela ngo-2010: >>“Cleansing and Reconciling in Southern Africa Today“
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[…] iNgonyama uGoodwill Zwelithini [1948-2021] […]
That’s so true, Bhuti, he was such a Nation Builder! The speeches today at his memorial service pointed to iqhaza lakhe in pride in language, history and culture (umkhosi womhlanga, owelembe, iSandlwane war, etc.); health drives/initiatives (an activist against HIV Aids thru umhlanga ceremony; encouraged young lads to get circumcised to reduce infections – stats show success); even with Covid-19, he was ‘preaching’ the message of safety! He was against any form of violence, incl. gender based violence, always on the side of the underdog; hated laziness, encouraged isizwe ukulima ukufuya; preached imfundo and excellence; against foreign nationals who traffic drugs, sell to youth, human trafficking; spoke openly about land ownership; was against students vandalising property (universities) to be heard! A candidate for traditional leaders’ rights and role! He was for Unity even amongst political parties!
My heart is so sore and sad at his and Bong’s departures! Isizwe silahlekelwe!