Zulu leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi passes away, His Holiness sends condolences

By | September 11, 2023



Death – Obituary News : Zulu leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi’s passing has been mourned by His Holiness, who sent his condolences. Further details about his death were not provided in the tweet.

Zulu leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi, a prominent figure in South African politics, has passed away at the age of 94. His death has been met with deep sadness and condolences from people around the world, including His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Buthelezi, who was born on August 27, 1928, in Mahlabathini, South Africa, dedicated his life to fighting for the rights of the Zulu people and advocating for a more inclusive society in post-apartheid South Africa. He played a crucial role in the anti-apartheid movement and was a key figure in the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP), which he led for over four decades.


Known for his charismatic leadership and unwavering commitment to justice, Buthelezi was admired by many for his efforts in promoting peace and reconciliation during a tumultuous time in South Africa’s history. He played a significant role in negotiations that led to the end of apartheid and the transition to democracy.

Buthelezi’s legacy extends beyond his political achievements. He was also a respected traditional leader, serving as the Prime Minister of the Zulu nation and as the traditional prime minister to the Zulu monarch. He worked tirelessly to preserve and promote Zulu culture and heritage, earning him the title of “the father of the Zulu nation.”

His passing is a great loss for South Africa and the international community. His Holiness the Dalai Lama expressed his condolences, highlighting Buthelezi’s remarkable contributions to the struggle for justice and equality. His legacy will continue to inspire generations to come, reminding us of the power of determination and compassion in effecting positive change.

As the nation mourns the loss of this extraordinary leader, tributes pour in from all corners of the world, honoring his remarkable life and his enduring impact. South Africa has lost a true visionary, and Buthelezi’s memory will forever be cherished as a symbol of resilience and hope..