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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Ruling 11 million Zulu Clans

Ruling 11 million Zulu Clans

Present-day Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini has no official power in modern South Africa, but influences around 11 million Zulu clans people while earning a salary of 6 million dollars a year.

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Zulu Kings

The Zulu nation lives in Southern Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Tanzania with an estimated 11 million Zulu living mainly in the province of KwaZulu-Natal South Africa. 

The Zulu Kingdom once occupied the northern part of what is now KwaZuluNatal and remained independent until 1879. 

In the isiZulu language, the word hope is Sethemba. With the 2008 and 2015 Xenophobic attacks, hope and healing is needed in South Africa.

Kings and Chiefs to the Zulus are fiercely respected, there is a saying in Zulu, the mouth that speaks no lies, the king can never be wrong. Words spoken by a King or Chief should be closely guarded

Below is a listing of Zulu Chiefs and Kings that ruled the Zulu nation.

Zulu Chiefs and Kings

•Ntombela kaMalandela father of the Zulu clan founder, Zulu kaNtombela 1627-1709

•Zulu kaNtombela, son of Ntombela, founder and chief of the Zulu clan from 1709 

•Gumede kaZulu, son of Zulu, chief of the Zulu clan

•Phunga kaGumede, son of Gumede, chief of the Zulu clan until around 1727 

•Mageba kaGumede 1667-1745, son of Gumede and brother of Phunga, chief of the Zulu clan from 1727 to 1745 

•Ndaba kaMageba 1697-1763, son of Mageba, chief of the Zulu clan from 1745 to 1763 

•Jama kaNdaba 1757-1781, son of Ndaba, chief of the Zulu clan from 1763 to 1781 

•Mkabayi kaJama, daughter of Jama 
Zulu Word for Hope is Sethemba
Zulu Word for Hope is Sethemba

•Senzangakhona kaJama 1757-1816, son of Jama, chief of the Zulu clan from 1781 to 1816 

•Shaka kaSenzangakhona 1787-1828, son of Senzangakona, king from 1816 to 1828 

•Dingane kaSenzangakhona 1795-1840, son of Senzangakhona and half-brother of Shaka, king from 1828 to 1840

•Mpande kaSenzangakhona1798-1872, son of Senzangakhona and half-brother of Shaka and Dingane, king from 1840 to 1872 

•Cetshwayo kaMpande1834 - February 1884, son of Mpande, king from 1872 to 1884

•Dinuzulu kaCetshwayo 1868-1913, son of Cetshwayo kaMpande, king from 1884 to 1913 

•Phumuzuzulu kaDinuzulu 1890-1933, son of Dinuzulu kaCetshwayo, king from 1913 to 1933

•Cyprian Bhekuzulu kaPhumuzuzulu August 1924-September 1968, son of Solomon kaDinuzulu, king from 1948 to 1968 

•Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu born July 1948, son of Cyprian Bhekuzulu kaSolomon, king since 1971 to present

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