King Goodwill Zwelithini of the Zulu nation in South Africa has died

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The 72-year old ceremonial monarch was hospitalized in KwaZulu-Natal in the last weeks due to unstable diabetes and died unexpectedly after taking a turn for the worse, report South African media.

Despite no political power granted to him in the South African Constitution, the king wielded great influence among millions of Zulus.

By Milan Sime Martinic