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Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi passes away aged 95

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Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi, the traditional Prime Minister to the Zulu Monarch and Nation, and founder and President Emeritus of the Inkatha Freedom Party Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi has died.

Buthelezi was released from hospital just a week ago with his family announcing that he was recovering well, after having spent some time in hospital.

He had been admitted due to prolonged back pain.

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He suffered other health complications while in hospital and also spent some time in the Intensive Care Unit.

His passing comes two weeks after celebrating his 95th birthday in hospital.

Announcing the death of Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi, president Cyril Ramaphosa tweeted, “I am deeply saddened to announce the passing of Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi, the Prince of KwaPhindangene, Traditional Prime Minister to the Zulu Monarch and Nation, and the Founder and President Emeritus of the Inkatha Freedom Party.”

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