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  Buthelezi, Mangosuthu
CANDIDATE DETAILS
AffiliationInkatha Freedom  
  2009-01-01  
 
NameMangosuthu Buthelezi
Address
Mahlabathini, KwaZulu-Natal , South Africa
EmailNone
WebsiteNone
Born August 27, 1928 (92 years)
ContributorPicimpalious
Last ModifedIndyGeorgia
Mar 12, 2021 09:35am
Tags African - Straight -
InfoChief Mangosuthu "Gatsha" Buthelezi is a South African Zulu leader, and leader of the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) which he formed in 1975. He uses the title "Dr" to refer to himself, on account of the many honorary doctorates he has received.

Born on August 27, 1928, he was viewed by many as a collaborater with the Apartheid regime as he tried to work with it through the IFP. He was leader of the now defunct semi-independent Bantustan of KwaZulu.

Jealous of the role given to the African National Congress in negotiations about post-Apatheid South Africa's constitutional structure, Buthelezi at first refused to participate in the first democratic South African elections in 1994. However the violence caused by this decision turned opinion inside the IFP around and they registered to participate in the election at the last minute.

In May, 1994 Buthelezi was appointed Minister of Home Affairs in the first post-Apartheid government, a position he continued to hold following the 1999 elections.


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Aug 07, 2004 12:00am News Aids kills Zulu leader (Mangosuthu Buthelezi)'s daughter  Article Picimpalious 
Apr 28, 2004 12:00am News South Africa leader sacks Zulu chief  Article Picimpalious 

DISCUSSION
Importance? 8.00000 Average

FAMILY
Mother Magogo kaDinuzulu 1900-1984
Grandfather Dinuzulu kaCetshwayo 1868-1913
Uncle Solomon kaDinuzulu 1891-1933
1st Cousin Cyprian Bhekuzulu kaSolomon 1924-1968

INFORMATION LINKS
RACES
  05/08/2019 SA President Lost 3.50% (-54.00%)
  05/08/2019 SA MP - IFP National List Won 12.50% (+0.83%)
  05/07/2014 SA President Lost 2.50% (-59.75%)
  05/07/2014 SA MP - IFP National List Won 18.30% (+0.65%)
  04/14/2004 SA President Lost 7.00% (-62.75%)
  06/02/1999 SA President Lost 8.50% (-58.00%)
  05/10/1994 SA Home Affairs Minister Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  03/21/1975 Inkatha Freedom Party President Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
SPECULATIVE, DID NOT RUN
  04/29/1994 SA President Lost 0.00% (-94.25%)
ENDORSEMENTS
SA President - Apr 14, 2004 DA Tony Leon
SA President - Jun 02, 1999 ANC Thabo Mbeki
SA President - Apr 29, 1994 ANC Nelson Mandela