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Royal convoy escorts Queen Mantfombi physique on closing journey

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Johannesburg – Delegates from the Zulu and Eswatini Royal Family arrived at the Hillbrow Mortuary in Joburg on Wednesday to collect the Zulu Royal Regent Queen Mantfombi Dlamini Zulu’s body.

The delegates arrived at around 9 a.m. in a convoy of luxury cars, taxis, and ordinary cars.

The body of Dlamini Zulu is removed according to a traditional ritual and transported in a convoy to Nongoma

The private funeral of the 65-year-old daughter of the late King Sobhuza II of Eswatini and the sister of King Mswati III will take place privately and in the middle of dawn on Wednesday (all Swati kings are buried this way).

The Queen’s body accompanied by all those who have come to pay their respects. # RIPQueenMantfombi
Credit Video: @nntombi_nkosi Nkosi / IOL News pic.twitter.com/mkzKTuhm6s

– IOL News (@IOL) May 5, 2021

Dlamini Zulu died last week after a brief illness in a Joburg hospital.

The family was greeted by Gauteng’s Prime Minister David Makhura, who was accompanied by MECs for Transport Jacob Mamabolo, Human Settlements Lebogang Maile and Public Safety Faith Mazibuko.

The delegates walked side by side, humbly greeted the prime minister and went to the morgue.

Members of the amabutho (male warriors), amatshitshi (girls) and older women came to pay their respects to the queen.

Gauteng Premier @David_Makhura welcomes delegates from the Zulu Royal to Hillbrow Mortuary, where the body of the late Queen Regent Mantfombi Dlamini Zulu lies. #RIPQueenMantfombi
Credit Video: Ntombi Nkosi / @ IOL pic.twitter.com/IHn0dBD9q2

– IOL News (@IOL) May 5, 2021

They sang and danced to traditional songs, which resulted in mourners clapping their hands in appreciation.

There was a huge police contingent near the morgue keeping order in and around the morgue.

Members of the public who live near the morgue stood on buildings to witness the trial, while others stood near the police chain who made sure they did not cross.

Family members and government officials left the morgue around noon as the convoy drove through the streets of Joburg while girls and the Amabutho sang traditional songs.

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