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Goodwill Zwelithini

1948 - 2021

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Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu (27 July 1948 – 12 March 2021) was the King of the Zulu nation from 1968 to his death in 2021. He became King on the death on of his father, King Cyprian Bhekuzulu, in 1968 aged 20 years. Prince Israel Mcwayizeni acted as the regent from 1968 to 1971 while the King took refuge in the then Transkai province of South Africa for three years to avoid assassination. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Goodwill Zwelithini has received more than 636,279 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia. Goodwill Zwelithini is the 13,816th most popular politician, the 98th most popular biography from South Africa and the 34th most popular South African Politician.

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Among politicians, Goodwill Zwelithini ranks 13,816 out of 15,577Before him are Drest I, Eustace Grenier, Ramsewak Shankar, Theophano of Athens, Thawan Thamrongnawasawat, and Paul Passy. After him are Jiří Paroubek, Viktor Khristenko, Victor Hope, 2nd Marquess of Linlithgow, Arthur Meighen, Chen Chien-jen, and William M. Tweed.

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Among people born in 1948, Goodwill Zwelithini ranks 401Before him are Glenn Branca, Robert S. Langer, Leo Makkonen, Nana Jorjadze, Christopher Guest, and Rainer Zobel. After him are Anthony Andrews, Yossi Beilin, Eddie Meduza, Abdulqawi Yusuf, Leo Sayer, and Martin Suter. Among people deceased in 2021, Goodwill Zwelithini ranks 455Before him are John Shelby Spong, Mary Wilson, John Polkinghorne, Tatyana Tolstaya, Antón García Abril, and Yevgeny Nesterenko. After him are Rildo da Costa Menezes, Padma Sachdev, Krystyna Chojnowska-Liskiewicz, Lubomir Kavalek, Kurt Biedenkopf, and Fausta Morganti.

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In South Africa

Among people born in South Africa, Goodwill Zwelithini ranks 98 out of 374Before him are Ingrid Jonker (1933), Trevor Rabin (1954), Sharlto Copley (1973), Helen Suzman (1917), Sid Atkinson (1901), and John McDowell (1942). After him are Rudolph Lewis (1887), Louis Raymond (1895), Jim Fouché (1898), Mark Shuttleworth (1973), Phil Ramone (1934), and Bevil Rudd (1894).

Among POLITICIANS In South Africa

Among politicians born in South Africa, Goodwill Zwelithini ranks 34Before him are Oliver Tambo (1917), Walter Sisulu (1912), Chris Hani (1942), Jan de Klerk (1903), Mpande kaSenzangakhona (1798), and Helen Suzman (1917). After him are Jim Fouché (1898), Pik Botha (1932), Eben Dönges (1898), Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma (1949), Ted Moore (1914), and Tom Naudé (1889).