Mangosuthu Buthelezi

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Mangosuthu Buthelezi
Buthelezi in 1983
Minister of Home Affairs
In office
10 May 1994 – 13 July 2004
Preceded byDanie Schutte
Succeeded byNosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula
Member of the National Assembly of South Africa
In office
29 April 1994 – 9 September 2023
ConstituencyKwaZulu Natal
President of the Inkatha Freedom Party
In office
21 March 1975 – 25 August 2019
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byVelenkosini Hlabisa
Bantustan offices 1970Template:Nbnd1977
Chief Minister of KwaZulu
In office
1 February 1977 – 26 April 1994
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byPosition abolished
Chief Executive Councillor of KwaZulu
In office
April 1972 – 31 January 1977
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byPosition abolished
Chief Executive Officer of the Zululand Territorial Authority
In office
9 June 1970 – 1 April 1972
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byPosition abolished
Tribal offices 1953Template:Nbnd2023
Traditional Prime Minister Template:Awrap
In office
Preceded byInkosi Mathole Buthelezi
Inkosi of the Buthelezi Clan in Mahlabathini
In office
Preceded byInkosi Mathole Buthelezi
Personal details
Mangosuthu Gatsha Buthelezi

(1928-08-27)27 August 1928
Mahlabathini, Natal, South Africa
Died9 September 2023(2023-09-09) (aged 95)
Ulundi, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Political partyIFP
Other political
African National Congress
Irene Audrey Thandekile Mzila
(m. 1952; died 2019)
Children8, including Sibuyiselwe Angela
ResidenceDurban, KwaZulu-Natal
Known forFounder of the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP, 1975)

Mangosuthu Buthelezi (27 August 1928 – 9 September 2023) was a South African politician and Zulu tribal leader. He founded the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) in 1975 and was Chief Minister of the KwaZulu bantustan until 1994. He was Minister of Home Affairs of South Africa from 1994 to 2004. His praise name was Shenge.

During the CODESA negotiations of the early 1990s, he represented the IFP. Following the introduction of the universal franchise in the 1994 general election, Buthelezi led the IFP to join the government of national unity, led by Nelson Mandela. Buthelezi served as Minister of Home Affairs until 2004. He continued to serve as both leader of the IFP and an MP, retaining his seat in the 2014 general election.

In 1964 he played King Cetshwayo kaMpande (his own maternal great-grandfather) in the movie Zulu.

Buthelezi died on 9 September at his home in Ulundi, South Africa at the age of 95.[1][2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Harper, Paddy (9 September 2023). "IFP founder Mangosuthu Buthelezi has died". Mail & Guardian. Retrieved 9 September 2023.
  2. "Buthelezi to be laid to rest on Friday". eNCA. 2023-09-10. Retrieved 11 September 2023.

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