President Cyril Ramaphosa described the Zulu monarch, King Goodwill Zwelithini, as a unifier who advocated for traditional leadership and somebody who instilled a sense of delight among his of us.
The president was speaking at his memorial service on Thursday, after a private burial on Wednesday night.
The king died on Friday within the specialised Inkosi Albert Luthuli Hospital in Durban.
Right here are six quotes from Ramaphosa’s eulogy:
He instilled a sense of savor his of us
“Imbube can be remembered for being the staunchest defender of his of us. He no longer finest defended and advanced the interests of the Zulu of us but advanced their tradition, customs, traditions and a deep sense of identification and nationhood. He’s celebrated across our continent because he valued variety and revered the cultures of diversified nations.”
He united cultures
“He appreciated the importance of harmony and social harmony. He had outreach activities with the Muslim communities within the province. This went a lengthy way towards bridging divides of race, tradition and faith that all too often fuelled divisions within the province within the past.”
“He believed African kingship may aloof unite to confront social ills in our society and battle on the continent. He worked to quell tensions between locals and international nationals. He strongly believed the nation’s laws on migration and employment wants to be revered, but he also spoke out against violence directed at international nationals.”
He grew to transform KwaZulu-Natal into a cultural jewel
“He revived a quantity of aspects of Zulu tradition and heritage. He proved to all he was a repository of tradition and tradition. Isilo took it upon himself to revive two Zulu cultural activities that were no longer famous as a consequence of colonial interference — namely the annual reed dance and the ceremony of the primary fruits.”
He took a stand against violence
“Our late king was a soldier within the war against gender-based violence. In December last year, he signed a pledge to combat gender-based violence, baby abuse and human trafficking. He championed men’s dialogues as a way of confronting attitudes and practices that lead to the abuse of ladies and formative years.”
He believed in his of us
“He had faith in his nation and its future. He had the faith to imagine we as a nation and as a of us would overcome poverty, inequality and unemployment, GBV and femicide.”