Buthelezi celebrates 86th birthday

Johannesburg - IFP leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi turned 86 on Wednesday, his party said.

"Today the Inkatha Freedom Party celebrates the birthday of our president... by thanking him for his great contribution to South Africa's liberty and democracy," secretary general Sibongile Nkomo said in a statement.

He described Buthelezi as one of the country's finest leaders, an elder statesman with the courage of his convictions and deep-rooted integrity.

Nkomo said the IFP was celebrating his "exceptional leadership" that continued to guide the party in serving the country.

"We admire Prince Buthelezi's dedication, energy and strength. Truly he serves for the love of country. The greatest gift we can give him on his birthday is to follow his example and give selflessly of ourselves for the betterment of South Africa.

"On behalf of all South Africans, and many friends throughout the world, we wish Prince Buthelezi all the happiness he so richly deserves as he celebrates his birthday."


Trevor Charles 2014-08-27 02:10:28 PM
Happy birth day enjoy
Trevor Guwela Mongwe 2014-08-27 02:10:44 PM
Happy Birthday Gasha, forever young and intelligent leader
Edward Radingoana 2014-08-27 02:11:49 PM
Happy Birthday Shenge
Jurgen Hartmann 2014-08-27 02:12:37 PM
Likhoejane Phalima 2014-08-27 02:21:41 PM
Happy birthday Ntate Buthelezi??????
Downs Shareholder 2014-08-27 02:22:20 PM
Hon Buthelezi HBD. Words are not enough to express the contribution made to this country. Are u planning to retire soon?
Mzamo KaMqatshukwa Sokhela 2014-08-27 02:40:11 PM
Shenge, Sokalisa, Mnyamana kaNgqengelele....Ukhule uze ukhokhobe. Wena weQhawe!
Robert Magaya Cele 2014-08-27 02:44:07 PM
Happy birthday Mr Buthelezi, may GOD richly bless you.
Zwelithini Mdluli 2014-08-27 02:48:22 PM
Happy born day mfana ka phinda nghene
Lucky Khumalo 2014-08-27 03:03:13 PM
Happy birthday Shenge...may God bless u with even more strength and intelligence