Mangosuthu Gatsha Buthelezi

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(1928-) Born Mangosuthu Buthelezi (born Gatsha), a prince of the Zulu nation. His mother was Magogo kaDinuzulu composer , musician and imbongi (praise-singer).

He became a South African politician who founded the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) in 1975. His praise name is Shenge. Chief Minister of KwaZulu, founder of the Inkatha movement and later Minister of the Interior in the ANC-led post-Apartheid government.

Brief film career

As an actor, he played King Cetshwayo kaMpande (his own maternal great-grandfather) in the 1964 film Zulu.


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