Public Figure Profiles

Mangosuthu Buthelezi

Mangosuthu Gatsha Buthelezi is a South African politician and Zulu tribal leader who founded what became 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. He is often referred to as Shenge, which is part of the Buthelezi clan praises. Buthelezi, a member of Zulu royalty, is also the Traditional Prime Minister of the Zulu nation.

Throughout most of the apartheid era, Buthelezi was considered one of the foremost black leaders. He played a key role in creating a framework for a negotiated solution to South Africa's racial conflict, signing the landmark Mahlabatini Declaration of Faith in 1974 with Harry Schwarz. During the CODESA negotiations of the early 1990s, he represented the Inkatha. Following the introduction of the universal suffrage 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 continued to serve as both leader of the IFP and an MP, retaining his seat in the 2014 general election.

On 20 January 2019, Buthelezi announced that he would not seek re-election to another term as party president of the IFP. The party elected Velenkosini Hlabisa as his successor at the party's 2019 National General Conference.Buthelezi played King Cetshwayo kaMpande (his own maternal great-grandfather) in the film Zulu (1964).

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Some of their strengths

Mangosuthu Buthelezi has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Energetic, Organized, Curious, Loyal, Generous, Optimistic, and Creative.

Smart and Sophisticated

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, Mangosuthu Buthelezi is someone who is a smart, sophisticated, and organized person who displays kindness and grace in every day interactions, and who also has a passionate soul. A person who is ambitious and motivated.

Helpful and Supportive

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know Mangosuthu Buthelezi well know them as someone who can be accepting, supportive, and productive, like a garden.

Ambitious and Forceful

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe Mangosuthu Buthelezi as someone who is ambitious, hard-working, determined, and intelligent.

A person who has a knack for identifying opportunities, has amazing concentration and focus, who can work independently, who likes starting new things, and who is somewhat of an intellectual.

Stable and Creative

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, Mangosuthu Buthelezi is someone who thrives in volatile situations, and who tends to be a source of stability and comfort for others who are experiencing challenging times .

They are also someone who is calm, comforting, and stable, and who loves stability and being a good friend and loyal partner.

Altruistic and Purposeful

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, Mangosuthu Buthelezi tends to be someone who has a desire to be of service to a higher calling and who is always trying to perfect things. Who can be practical and polished, reserved and methodical, and who tends to trust internal judgment before trusting anyone else at face value.

Some of Mangosuthu Buthelezi's challenges

While Mangosuthu Buthelezi has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, Mangosuthu Buthelezi can be Perfectionist, Stubborn, Selfish, Difficult, Suspicious, Impulsive, and Careless.

Difficult and Perfectionist

One of Mangosuthu Buthelezi's key challenges is that they are someone who can be difficult and too much of a perfectionist.

Mangosuthu Buthelezi must also exercise caution as they can be short-tempered and aggressive, and can have difficulty dealing with responsibility, authority, or criticism.

Relentless and Inflexible

Mangosuthu Buthelezi is someone who can be relentless, obsessive, and inflexible, who can be confrontational with work colleagues, can have difficulty communicating feelings and be somewhat reclusive, and who can be self-destructive, overindulgent, and extravagant.

Critical and Bossy

Finally, Mangosuthu Buthelezi also can be too focused on the small details of life, try to control whatever is happening, and be finicky and demanding.

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