Statement Issued By The Family Of Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi Mp Founder And President Emeritus Of The Inkatha Freedom Party Inkosi Of The Buthelezi Clan And Traditional Prime Minister To The Zulu Monarch And Nation

We, the family of Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi, Founder and President Emeritus of the IFP, Inkosi of the Buthelezi Clan and Traditional Prime Minister to the Zulu Monarch and Nation, wish to advise that uMntwana wa KwaPhindangene has tested positive for Covid-19.

Earlier this week he was informed that he had been in contact with a positive case, and he thus took the precautionary measure of being tested, despite displaying no symptoms himself.

As required, he is now self-isolating at home for the mandatory period.

At this point, we are pleased to say that he remains asymptomatic and is in good spirits. As a family we have put in place a capable team to keep watch over the situation.

Please rest assured that we will keep you informed of his progress and will advise when he is back in office. During this period of self-isolation, members of the media are kindly requested to respect our space.

We are aware that many families have journeyed this road of infection and the overwhelming majority have emerged to full recovery. We therefore thank you for your prayers as we await a good outcome.

Dr Bhekuyise Ngqegelele Buthelezi
Spokesperson for the Family
082 227 1052

Mrs Lyndith Waller
Private Secretary
[email protected]