Ramaphosa: Buthelezi Played a Positive Role in South Africa
The late Chief Mangosuthu Buthelezi of South Africa is being described as the last of the Bantustan leaders who was obsessed with his place in history during the apartheid government and after. Buthelezi, traditional prime minister to the Zulu monarch and nation, and founder of the Inkatha Freedom Party, passed away Saturday at age 95. President Cyril Ramaphosa described Buthelezi as an outstanding leader who played an important role in South Africa’s contemporary history. Professor Sipho Seepe, former deputy vice-chancellor for Institutional Support at the University of Zululand, tells VOA’s James Butty that later in life, Buthelezi began to play a positive role in the affairs of South Africa as a support of President Nelson Mandala’s policy of reconciliation.