On Wednesday afternoon 5 May, a huge convoy drove through eMkhondo, escorting the remains of the late Zulu Queen, her Royal Highness Regent, Queen Mantfombi Dlamini Zulu’s body from Johannesburg to KwaNongoma.
Queen Mantfombi (65) became interim leader of the country’s largest ethnic group last month after the death of her husband, King Goodwill Zwelithini and she died just a month after being crowned. The cause of her death is yet to be confirmed but, according to sources, she passed away at the Milpark Hospital.
The motorcade consisted out of 29 cars and 10 motorcycles. Traffic officers were stationed in Church Street to regulate traffic and ensure that the regent’s remains got through town without a hitch. Members of the royal family were also escorted.
The queen was buried at the KwaKhangela Amankengane Royal Palace in KwaNongoma on Thursday 6 May.