The Zulu royal family in South Africa has announced the death of its monarch Queen Shiyiwe Mantfombi Dlamini Zulu only a month after she became regent.
Queen Mantfombi (65) became the interim leader of the country’s largest ethnic group after the death of her husband, King Goodwill Zwelithini.
The queen’s prime minister said that her death had taken the family by surprise and they were “utterly bereft.”
A successor as ruler has not yet been named.
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