Queen Thandekile Ndlovu-Zulu

Queen Thandekile Ndlovu-Zulu is the fourth wife of the late Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini.


She was born in Pietermaritzburg in KZN in South Africa. Queen Thandekile is a member of the Anglican Church and a member of the mothers’ Union. [1]


Thembeka Ndlovu

In 2018 she was appointed the acting chief executive of the Ingonyama Trust Board (ITB), following the resignation of Dr Fikisiwe Madlopha.[2]


Goodwill Zwelithini

Queen Thandekile Ndlovu and King Goodwill Zwelithini married in 1988.[3]


Prince Sihlangu Zulu and daughter, Princess Mukelile Zulu.[3][1]


In 2020, she was said to be working on her dissertation for the Masters in Business Administration.[1]


She worked in the nursing fraternity for over 19 years. Queen Thandekile Ndlovu worked as a Nurse Educator, Matron in charge of hospitals and at the Head Office in the Provincial Department of Health in Kwazulu Natal.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 HRH Queen Thandekile Zuluafricanpf.org, Published: No Date Given, Retrieved: May 5, 2021
  2. Paddy Harper, Royal relation takes Ingonyama reins, Mail & Guardian, Published: May 4, 2018, Retrieved: May 5, 2021
  3. 3.0 3.1 The wives of a Zulu king, eNCA, Published: July 26, 2014, Retrieved: May 5, 2021