Queen Thandekile Zulu nee Ndlovu was born in Pietermaritzburg in KZN in South Africa. She attended local schools and universities. She worked in the nursing fraternity for above 19 years. She worked as a Nurse Educator, Matron in charge of hospitals and at Head Office in the Provincial Department of Health in Kwazulu Natal. She is busy with her dissertation for the Masters in Business Administration.
Queen Thandi works with communities in social upliftment Health and Education issues to count for a few. She also partakes in the promotion of the Zulu Culture and Social Cohesion.
She is a staunch Anglican and a member of the mothers’ Union. She is married to King Zwelithini Goodwill kaBhekuzulu and has a son, Prince Sihlangu and daughter, Princess Mukelile.