In Celebration of the Birthday of Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi MP President of the Inkatha Freedom Party

Statement by the Hon. Ms Sibongile Nkomo MP
Secretary General of the IFP

27th August 2014.



Today the Inkatha Freedom Party celebrates the birthday of our President, Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi MP, by thanking him for his great contribution to South Africa's liberty and democracy. Prince Buthelezi is one of our country's finest leaders; an elder statesman with the courage of his convictions and deep-rooted integrity.


As a Party we celebrate his exceptional leadership that continues to guide us in serving South Africa. We appreciate his long-standing commitment to putting the needs of our country first; a commitment that has borne fruit for every citizen.


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. We will do that, fulfilling the mandate given to us by the electorate to return integrity and servant-leadership to South African politics.


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. We do this with great affection and enduring admiration.


Thank you, Shenge. May you have a happy birthday.