Condolences on the Passing of Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi – A South African Elder Statesman

By | September 9, 2023



Death – Obituary News : Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi, a respected elder statesman of South Africa, has passed away. The Buthelezi royal family and the Zulu people are mourning his death. Despite facing challenges throughout his life, Prince Buthelezi played a significant role in both the old and new South Africa.


Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi, a prominent figure in South African politics and a respected leader of the Zulu people, has sadly passed away. The Buthelezi royal family and the Zulu community are mourning the loss of this elder statesman, who played a pivotal role in shaping the nation’s history.

Born on August 27, 1928, in Mahlabathini, Natal Province, Prince Buthelezi dedicated his life to fighting for the rights and welfare of the Zulu people. He was a founding member and the long-standing leader of the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP), a political organization that aimed to represent the interests of the Zulu population.

Throughout his political career, Prince Buthelezi faced numerous challenges and obstacles. He played a critical role in advocating for the rights of black South Africans during the apartheid era, working tirelessly to combat discrimination and inequality. Despite facing imprisonment and persecution, he remained steadfast in his commitment to justice and equality.

Prince Buthelezi’s influence extended beyond South Africa’s transition to democracy. As a key negotiator during the constitutional negotiations, he played a vital role in shaping the new South Africa. His ability to bridge divides and promote reconciliation was recognized and admired by many.

Beyond politics, Prince Buthelezi was also a respected traditional leader and a custodian of Zulu culture. He was deeply committed to preserving and promoting the rich heritage of the Zulu people, ensuring its continuation for future generations.

The passing of Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi leaves a void in South African politics and the Zulu community. His legacy as a statesman, advocate, and custodian of Zulu culture will be remembered and celebrated for years to come. The Buthelezi royal family and the Zulu people are united in grief as they bid farewell to a remarkable leader and compassionate soul..