Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu, eldest son of King Cyprian Bhekuzulu kaSolomon and his second wife, Queen Thomo was born in Nongoma, Zululand (now KwaZulu-Natal). He recieved formal instruction in traditional Zulu customs while he was at his father's residence of Khethomtandayo. Zwelithini was installed as the eighth monarch of the Zulus at a traditional ceremony attended by 20 000 people in Nongoma on the 3rd of December 1971.
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