The death was confirmed by the KwaBhaca Great Kingdom which announced the traditional leader had passed away in hospital in East London following a “short illness”.
“ISizwe samaBhaca and the Royal family are still coming to terms with this shocking and painful loss of our beloved father, son and husband and will make further announcements once the Kingdom has finalised the funeral arrangements,” said royal family spokesperson Lumko Mtimde in a statement.
“We are humbled by the outpouring of support and grief since the news of His Majesty’s passing first became known. We thank you for keeping the family and iSizwe samaBhaca in your thoughts and prayers during this time of grief.”
Khusela Diko’s name was trending on Twitter with users passing on their messages of support to the bereaved families.
I would like to take this time and pass my condolences to the Diko family especially Khusela Diko.
No woman deserves to be a widow especially as young as Khusela.
We will deal with other issues later, this is not the time.
— Marxist (@Kgomo389) February 22, 2021
[BREAKING NEWS] The KwaBhaca Kingdom has confirmed the passing of Chief Thandisizwe Diko II. The husband to the presidency spokesperson, Khusela Diko, passed away in a hospital in East London after a short illness. pic.twitter.com/kS37mjlLu5
— BRICS Channel (@BRICSChannel) February 22, 2021
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