…And Asantehene Otumfuo Wept

Hundreds of triumphant natives of Kumasi have expressed much delight to have once again seen their monarch, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II.

The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II arrived in Kumasi Tuesday, 4 February, 2014 after speculations he has passed away in South Africa.

According to Sampson Nyamekye of HELLO FM, anxious residents who welcomed Otumfuo home were clad in white which signifies victory.

Among the large crowd were government officials, politicians and Asante and Zongo chiefs. Otumfuo Osei Tutu ll, dressed in suit wept as he saw the crowd after he touched down at the Kumasi Airport.

One may say perhaps he was moved by the huge crowd gathered to welcome him or he was surprised at how far the rumour of his deaf had gone.

The gossip about Otumfou’s death which was all over social network about a week ago raised a lot of uneasiness amongst the people of the Ashanti Kingdom and Ghana as a whole.

Though Manhyia palace denied the rumour, many were not convinced until Otumfuo was seen live on television during Ghana’s CHAN finals in South Africa.