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Update on the health of

HRH Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi MP

Founder and President Emeritus of the Inkatha Freedom Party

Inkosi of the Buthelezi Clan and

Traditional Prime Minister of the Zulu Monarch and Nation.



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We as the family of uMntwana waKwaPhindangene, Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi MP, wish to update the nation on the recovery of the Founder and President Emeritus of the Inkatha Freedom Party and the Traditional Prime Minister to the Zulu Monarch and Nation.

We are pleased to report that Prince Buthelezi has made steady progress under the supervision of his medical team in hospital. The complication he suffered has been cleared and his doctors are happy with his state of health. Accordingly, it is anticipated that he will be discharged next week.

We are, of course, saddened that he will not be at KwaPhindangene for his birthday on Sunday, but we are delighted with his recovery and look forward to next week. We thank God that he has weathered this storm; we will have much to celebrate on Sunday.

We wish to thank the medical team who has taken such good care of uMntwana throughout this stressful time. We also thank the nation for heeding the request to give space for Prince Buthelezi to rest and recover.

uMntwana wishes to thank all those who have sent their prayers and good wishes for his speedy recovery. The outpouring of warmth towards him has been a tremendous blessing.


Dr Bhekuyise Ngqengelele Buthelezi

Spokesperson for the Family

071 623 3513