Travel virtually and learn about other places and cultures

If you like honey, fear not the bees. -African Proverb

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Six Million Dollar Man: Zulu Nation King Goodwill Zwelithini

Zulu King Goodwill is a monarch who holds no formal political power, fulfilling the spiritual and ceremonial needs of the South African Zulu nation.


The capital of KwaZulu-Natal is Pietermaritzburg. KwaZulu-Natal province stretches from Port Edward in the south to the borders of Swaziland and Mozambique to the north. North Coast of KwaZulu-Natal is renowned for its beaches and also known as the place where the Zulu King, Shaka, was buried.

King Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu by GovernmentZAKwaZulu-Natal western area is marked by the uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park awarded UNESCO World Heritage status for the San Bushman rock art found in its caves. In addition, the iSimangaliso Wetland Park previously known as the Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park is situated on the east coast of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa awarded UNESCO World Heritage status. The largest of KwaZulu-Natal many rivers is the Thukela.


KwaZulu-Natal is the only province with a monarchy specifically provided for in South Africa's Constitution that was created in 1994 when the Zulu bantustan of KwaZulu and Natal Province were merged. KwaZulu-Natal is the home to the Zulu monarch, King Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu who receives an income from the government for his position. King Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu is a monarch who holds no formal political power, but fulfills the spiritual and ceremonial needs of the Zulu nation. King Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu salary is in the range of $6 million a year to cater to the needs of his royal household. 

Zulu King Goodwill denies inciting South Africa’s anti-immigrant attacks in 2015 by supporting xenophobic hatred in South Africa after he was accused of hate speech March 2015 that has left at many people dead and forced thousands from their homes.

Share this page

Chic African Culture Featured Articles

Mental Discovery

The eye never forgets what the heart has seen - African Proverb

African Proverb

African Proverb
A tree without roots cannot survive the wind

Africa is waiting for you


Travel virtually and learn about other places and cultures