Death – Obituary News : Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi, a prominent South African politician, has passed away. The EFF Leadership, led by Deputy President Commissar Floyd Shivambu, will visit the Buthelezi Family to offer condolences.
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Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi, a prominent political figure in South Africa, has passed away at the age of 93. The news of his demise has left the nation in mourning, with tributes pouring in for a man who played a significant role in shaping the country’s history.
Born on August 27, 1928, in Mahlabathini, KwaZulu-Natal, Buthelezi dedicated his life to politics and activism. He was a founding member and leader of the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP), a political party that represented the Zulu population and advocated for their rights during apartheid.
Buthelezi’s political career spanned over six decades, during which he held various positions, including the Minister of Home Affairs in South Africa’s first post-apartheid government. He was known for his unwavering commitment to non-violence and his efforts to promote dialogue between different ethnic groups in the country.
Beyond politics, Buthelezi was a respected traditional leader and held the position of Prime Minister of the KwaZulu bantustan from 1976 to 1994. He worked tirelessly to preserve Zulu culture and traditions and was revered by many as a custodian of their heritage.
As news of his passing spread, leaders from across the political spectrum expressed their condolences and paid tribute to Buthelezi’s immense contribution to the nation. The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leadership, led by Deputy President Commissar Floyd Shivambu, visited the Buthelezi family to offer their condolences and support during this difficult time.
Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi’s legacy will be remembered as one of resilience, diplomacy, and a commitment to social justice. His impact on South Africa’s political landscape and the lives of its people cannot be overstated. As the nation mourns his loss, his principles and values will continue to guide the path towards a more inclusive and united South Africa..