Mangosuthu Buthelezi (born 27 August 1928) is 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 is Shenge.
|President of the Inkatha Freedom Party|
|Assumed office |
|Inkosi (Chieftain) of the Buthelezi Tribe|
|Assumed office |
|Preceded by||Chief Mathole Buthelezi|
|South African Minister of Home Affairs|
|Preceded by||Danie Schutte|
|Succeeded by||Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula|
|Chief Minister of KwaZulu|
1 April 1972 – 26 April 1994
|Chief Executive Councillor of the Zululand Territorial Authority|
9 June 1970 – 1 April 1972
|Born||27 August 1928|
|Political party||Inkatha Freedom Party|
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 continues to serve as both leader of the IFP and an MP, retaining his seat in the 2014 general election.
Media related to Mangosuthu Buthelezi at Wikimedia Commons
- A biography of Buthelezi
- News item that discusses Buthelezi's firing as Minister of Home Affairs
- Chief Mangosuthu Gatsha Buthelezi Archived 2004-06-16 at the Wayback Machine
- Genealogy of Buthelezi Tribe
- DR. MANGOSUTHU BUTHELEZI, MP – PRESIDENT OF THE INKATHA FREEDOM PARTY Archived 2007-09-28 at the Wayback Machine
- Inkosi Mangosuthu BUTHELEZI Archived 2007-09-27 at the Wayback Machine
- Speech by Mangosuthu Buthelezi to The Heritage Foundation, 19 June 1991.