Two Zambian chiefs to visit Zulu Kingdom

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Two Zambian Paramount Chiefs to visit Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi of the Zulu Kingdom of KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) in South Africa following the death and burial of Princess Irene Thandikile Buthelezi, wife of the Prince.

Paramount Chief Mpezeni IV of the Ngoni people of Eastern Province will together with paramount chief Mwata Kazembe of the Lunda people of Luapula province visit the bereaved Prince.

The chiefs will lead a Zambian delegation that will include Deputy Secretary to cabinet,Mr Christopher Mvunga and His Royal Highness chief Maguya.

The delegation will visit Prince Buthelezi at his Ulundi Palace in KwaZulu-Natal to deliver message of condolence and offer moral support following the death of his wife, who past on recently.

Princess Irene Buthelezi, 89, was married to the Prince for 69 years until her demise following a long illness.

Zambia and South Africa have over the years enjoyed close cultural ties, which saw Prince Buthelezi grace this year’s Ncwala ceremony of the Ngoni people as Guest of honour.

This is contained in a statement by Naomi Nyawali First Secretary Press and Public Relations, Zambia’s High Commission, South Africa.