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King Goodwill Zwelithini calls on parents to join campaign for free education

King Zwelithini says parents must be part of their children’s fight for free education campaign.

Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini looks on prior to deliver a speech during a traditional gathering called Imbizo at the Moses Mabhida Football Stadium in Durban on 20 April, 2015. Picture: AFP.

JOHANNESBURG - Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini has called on parents to get involved in the campaign for free tertiary education.

He was speaking at Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban yesterday at an event celebrating 200 years since the unification of the Zulu nation.

King Zwelithini, who is also celebrating 45 years since ascending to throne, says parents must be part of their children's fight for free education.

He also says there shouldn't be any commission formed concerning student affairs that excludes parents.

The king called on parents to raise their children with respect, teach their daughters to be proper ladies and has called on the nation to treat everybody with respect.

He says if a book was to be written about the Zulu nation and read by everyone, the world would be a better.

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