(Photo: SAFI)

(Photo: SAFI)

By Algemeiner Staff - August 23, 2018

A descendant of Shaka kaSenzangakhona — the legendary 19th-century Southern African king more commonly known as Shaka Zulu — has returned from a visit to Israel with a pledge to mobilize solidarity with the Jewish state among his fellow South Africans.

“I landed in Israel during trying times whereby the people of G-d are being persecuted,” said Nkosi Zwelakhe Mthethwa — a Zulu king from the Mthethwa tribe — in remarks carried by this week’s edition of the South African Jewish Report.

“I came to lend my voice of support that as a believer myself, I can’t keep quiet,” the king stated. “I will mobilize Christians all over the world to support, because this place [Israel] is our tangible and intangible heritage site.”

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