Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi
Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi. Photo: IFP/ Facebook

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Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi to be laid to rest on Friday

The family of IFP Founding father Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi have confirmed details of his funeral service. Here’s more..

11-09-23 10:41
Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi
Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi. Photo: IFP/ Facebook

The funeral details of Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) Founding President and Traditional Prime Minister to the Zulu monarch and nation Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi has been set.

Buthelezi, 9 passed away on Saturday, 9 September at his home in KwaZulu-Natal.


On Sunday, 10 September, the KwaZulu-Natal provincial government announced that Buthelezi’s funeral will be held on Friday, 15 September 2023 following a meeting with the family.

“The Premier of KwaZulu-Natal Nomusa Dube-Ncube has confirmed that there is ongoing communication with the Presidency on the funeral arrangements. The Premier stated that the funeral service and the associated ceremonial logistics will be communicated in due course,” the KZN provincial government said in a statement.

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Following the untimely death political leaders have extended their heartfelt condolences to Buthelezi’s family.

ANC leader President Cyril Ramaphosa described Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi as an outstanding leader in the political and cultural life of the nation, including the ebbs and flows of the liberation struggle, the transition which secured freedom in 1994 and the democratic dispensation.

“We shall, in due course, reflect more extensively on his extraordinary life and diverse contributions to the development of our nation. At this point in time, we embrace the Buthelezi clan in their mourning and pray that the soul of the Prince rests in peace,” Ramaphosa said.

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Mmusi Maimane with former IFP leader Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi. Image: Twitter/@Mmusimaimane.

Build One South Africa leader, Mmusi Maimane said Buthelezi shaped the body politic of our nation for over multiple decades. His contribution to the Zulu community is immeasurable, he was a custodian of knowledge and values.

Mmaimane described the democratic South Africa’s first Minister of Home Affairs as a sharp thinker.

“His leadership of the IFP and role in transition of our country has been a significant part of our democracy. I worked with Dr Buthelezi in parliament and we collaborated several times forging coalition agreements. He was a sharp thinker, always resolute, in service of the people. May his soul rest in Peace. Hamba kahle Mangethe,” Maimane wrote.