Saturday, May 27th

Last update:05:44:44 AM IST

Recent Posts:
Homearrow News and Events Year 2010 Keep zip up and stay alive, Zulu king tells chiefs - Sowetan

Keep zip up and stay alive, Zulu king tells chiefs - Sowetan

 I'm concerned about the death of amakhosi, who leave behind orphaned children.

Those who are HIV positive must come forward for help - King Zwelithini 

Speaking during the swearing in of Inkosi Msekeli Zulu of the Nokwenja clan in southern KwaZulu-Natal at the weekend, Zwelithini said it was traumatising to see traditional leaders perish due to HIV and AIDS, leaving their wives and children orphaned.

He told thousands of people and amakhosi from Sisonke district attending the swearing in of Zulu that amakhosi must understand that HIV-AIDS had no boundaries.

Flanked by his youngest queen, Zola kaMafu, Prince Mbonisi Zulu and MEC for cooperative governance and traditional affairs Nomusa Dube, he said he was worried about the deaths of amakhosi from HIV and AIDS.

"It must be clear to all amakhosi that HIV and AIDS ravages everyone's life. I'm concerned about the death of amakhosi, who leave behind orphaned children.

"A number of amakhosi have died after taking the oath to lead their clans, hardly having spent five years in office," Zwelithini said..

He announced that the Ingonyama Trust Board had taken the issue upon itself to assist amakhosi cope with HIV-AIDS.

"The board has introduced an HIV-Aids programme aimed at assisting infected amakhosi. And those who are HIV positive must come forward for help," he said.

He ordered amakhosi to stop being promiscuous.

Dube said they wanted amakhosi to be responsible and ensure that rural development became a success. She also urged councillors to work closely with amakhosi in order to deliver services to the communities.

"We want amakhosi and izinduna to bring back the dignity to our communities by introducing humanity programmes," she said.

 



Disclaimer: The news story on this page is the copyright of the cited publication. This has been reproduced here for visitors to review, comment on and discuss. This is in keeping with the principle of ‘Fair dealing’ or ‘Fair use’. Visitors may click on the publication name, in the news story, to visit the original article as it appears on the publication’s website.

Newsletters

 
Newsletters

Publications

 
Know Your Rights!

Link to Aarogya

 
aarogya logo

Suggestions?

 
This is YOUR sites, so if you have suggestions or feedback on how we can improve it for you, please let us know! We do our best to keep up!

Make a Suggestion