About the king

King Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu was born on the 27 July 1948 at Nongoma, (now KwaZulu-Natal – KZN).

He is the eldest son of King Cyprian BhekuzulukaSolomon and his second wife, Queen Thomo Jezangani Ndwandwe. He was educated at the Bekezulu College of Chiefs and also privately tutored. He lived at his father’s official residence at Kwakhethomthandayoand received formal instruction in traditional Zulu customs.

In 1968 his father, King Cyprian Bhekuzulu KaSolomon passed away and a regent was appointed to look after the administration of the Royal affairs while the young Prince Zwelithini was completing his education. His Majesty King Zwelithini was crowned as the eighth Monarch of the Zulus at a traditional ceremony at

Royal Kingdom History

His Majesty King Goodwill Zwelithini KaBhekuZulu
was the longest serving monarch within the Zulu Kingdom and South Africa’s far most recognized, renowned and revered monarchs. This organisation His Majesty King Goodwill Zwelithini KaBhekuzulu Foundation “THE GOODWILL FOUNDATION”, a Non-Profit Organisation, is formed as a platform to honour, preserve, uphold, embody, advance, restore, celebrate and promote the late King’s legacy through legacy projects and programmes.
“THE GOODWILL FOUNDATION” is dedicated to His Majesty King Goodwill Zwelithini KaBhekuZulu’s stellar leadership, integrity, excellence and public stature as a monarch in uniting the people, communities & nations. Furthermore “THE GOODWILL FOUNDATION” aims to continue promoting the aspirations and carrying out the vision of the late King’s efforts and commitment to socio-economic service, development, education, upliftment, health, welfare, encouragement and guidance about the universal Zulu heritage, traditions and
His Majesty King Goodwill Zwelithini KaBhekuzulu Foundation Logo

The Emblem

The emblem is a symbolic representation of the core cultural and universal values embodied by His Majesty King Goodwill Zwelithini KaBhekuzulu, which are the values that inform the function of the Foundation.