Mangosuthu Buthelezi hospitalised

2011-09-09 13:10

Durban - IFP leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi has been admitted to a hospital in Empangeni, outside Durban, the party said on Friday.

"Doctors have admitted him to Empangeni Garden Clinic in order to obtain the rest he needs," Buthelezi's spokesperson Liezl van der Merwe said.

Doctors had expressed concern Buthelezi was suffering from fatigue because of his busy schedule.

"It is well known that throughout more than a decade in public life, Buthelezi has never taken holidays and works at a pace that few can keep up with," she said.

The Inkatha Freedom Party leader had also not taken a break after the May 18 local government elections.

"Buthelezi has expressed disappointment at being unable to attend the annual reed dance ceremony of His Majesty the King of the Zulu Nation, to perform his responsibilities as the traditional prime minister to the monarch."

The annual reed dance festival would take place at King Goodwill Zwelithini’s Enyokeni Palace on Saturday. Van der Merwe said Buthelezi was expected to be discharged within a week.

  • Salaam.Afrik - 2011-09-09 13:13

    maybe u'gaxa should consider retirement....

      zulufox - 2011-09-09 13:55

      who is 'u'gaxa'

      King Msendi - 2011-09-09 14:14


      SushiBoy2 - 2011-09-09 14:44

      What do you smoke? Who's "u'gaxa"

  • TheKnowItAll - 2011-09-09 13:24

    empangeni is not just outside Durban

      Felix - 2011-09-09 14:06

      Gotta love it. It also happens to be outside Port Elizabeth, Cape Town, Joburg, Gauteng and pretty much every city in the world.

      De Ja Vu - 2011-09-09 14:14

      You know it all hey!!! lol

  • Mike - 2011-09-09 13:25

    "....Empangeni, outside Durban..." Um hello! Empangeni is 171km from Durban. Way, way, WAY outside far out of Durban it's actually in another municipal area and one can expect a 2hr drive between the two. Man I love c^@p journalism!

  • Francois - 2011-09-09 13:25

    In cannot recall him doing any work at Internal Affairs, or any work at trying to not give the ANC KZN on a plate in the last national and provincial election. Maybe he works so hard, because he is stupid, does it realy only take 1 week for a brain transplant?

      Komasa - 2011-09-09 13:46

      The man that supported your apartheid regime and received a R60m handout from the Nationalist Government every month and you make a 'all blacks have no brains' comment like that.

      Francois - 2011-09-10 00:14

      Nope, Komasa, I said Boetielazy does not have brains and maybe you are a bit on the short side thereof as well as I never said that "all blacks have no brains". As a matter of fact the National Party or apartheid never received a vote from me, thus it is also a bit of a conundrum how it could be "my" apartheid government, they surely did not listen to me, like my dog does. Back to Ngatsha, he is certainly acting as if he has no brains, the writing for the IFP was on the wall, but still he believed he could win the province in the election. Even Zuma, the Stupid, outwitted him, thus I think that qualified him as a no - brainer.

  • Nepster10 - 2011-09-09 13:27

    "Mangosuthu Buthelezi leader hospitalised" who is the leader of that organisation? Be serious news24.

      Nepster10 - 2011-09-09 14:05

      Oooops. Rectified.

  • Pieter - 2011-09-09 13:28

    News24 reporting is getting worse by the day....just look at the heading: "Mangosuthu Buthelezi leader hospitalised". Is Mangosuthu Buthelezi a place or a political party? The heading should've read: "IFP leader hospitalised" or just plain "Mangosuthu Buthelezi hospitalised".

      Pieter - 2011-09-09 13:29

      I thought Mangosuthu Buthelezi is a name of a person, or am I mistaken?

      Mike - 2011-09-09 13:36

      The basic mistakes are somewhat insulting to one's intelligence actually. Dismal! From a Media 24 company? No, really.

      Fedup - 2011-09-09 14:44

      I thought it was an airport

  • Grayman - 2011-09-09 13:28

    Empangeni is only 170km 'outside' Durban. That is like saying Paris, outside London! Sad that our reporters are so poorly educated.

      ANCYL4PRES - 2011-09-09 13:45

      ANC's fault....

  • Bankai - 2011-09-09 13:32

    "Mangosuthu Buthelezi leader hospitalised" come on bru this doesnt sound right at all

  • RobertKay - 2011-09-09 13:32

    The headline is rather misleading. Was the Leader of Mangosuthu Buthelezi hospitalised, or did the sub-editor leave out the letters IFP?

  • matla - 2011-09-09 13:34

    Get well grandpa shenge

  • Verbatim - 2011-09-09 13:40

    whoever wrote the headline for this ,must be a gugulethu graduate..WTF????

      Komasa - 2011-09-09 13:54

      Why did you graduate in Woodstock?

  • Enigma - 2011-09-09 13:42

    E news report: Head line - F Grammar - F Did they study with Juju..."woodwork"

      Komasa - 2011-09-09 13:56

      Please explain the connection between ANCYL and IFP.

      Nox - 2011-09-09 13:59

      Juju is rich u r broke ass m.....

      Mike - 2011-09-09 14:16

      Geography - GG!

      Francois - 2011-09-11 22:17

      Komasa, both are led by stupid people?

  • Musa Ngubane - 2011-09-09 13:43

    Time to rest Shenge, it's long overdue. The IFP is dead anyway, why worry about work. We want to take over the 2 remaining municipalities.

      Simphiwe - 2011-09-09 14:38

      Musa, musa ukudlala ngenye ingane

  • GypseyAnn - 2011-09-09 13:57

    Get well soon!

      King Msendi - 2011-09-09 14:19

      At last someone is talking something that make sense…

  • Cy - 2011-09-09 14:00

    LOL...........headline: "Mangosuthu Buthelezi leader hospitalised", is Mangosuthu Buthelezi a party?

  • Beannie - 2011-09-09 14:04

    I hope he recovers soon, I have always had a lot of respect for him. Go well.

  • Vela Stardust - 2011-09-09 14:05

    Just as well Butheleza won't be attending the reed dance. That sort of excitement may not be good for his heart.

  • Mike - 2011-09-09 14:16

    No man! So they go and edit the headline. Great. Thank you! But still insist that Empangeni is outside Durban. For heaven's sake man! Here, Mr Non-existent Editor, for free and mahala: "Durban - IFP leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi has been admitted to a hospital in Empangeni, KZN North Coast, the party said on Friday." or: "Durban - IFP leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi has been admitted to a hospital in Empangeni on the KZN North Coast, the party said on Friday." or: "Durban - IFP leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi has been admitted to a hospital in Empangeni, north of Durban, the party said on Friday." There you go! You have three options to choose from. All you have to do is copy and paste. You can copy and paste right? Grrrrrrr!

      Michael - 2011-09-09 14:27

      Mya i have these options in isiZulu as well!

      leonard - 2011-09-09 14:47

      @Mike, Nice one.Damn, that means you might get the job,leaves me out in the cold.

      ian.d.samson - 2011-09-09 16:31

      Just another glaring example of the state of education in South Africa. Pathetic is an understatement. The ANC has eons of ages to go before they could claim the level of "mediocrity".

  • duettists - 2011-09-09 14:38

    Mangosuthu Buthelezi must be a good age by now and should be taking things easier. I wish him well and hope that he feels better soon.

  • leonard - 2011-09-09 14:50

    @Simphiwe.This is an ENGLISH speaking forum.Your post does not allow me to either complement or chastise you.Please tell us ALL what you said.

  • Helper - 2011-09-09 14:58

    sad news but i wish you a speedy recovery Doc

  • Ke maketse - 2011-09-09 15:07

    Can somebody help me here. If you are fatigued, do you need hospitalisation or just stay at home and rest?

  • ian.d.samson - 2011-09-09 16:25

    Empangeni "outside Durban" ... really, like Port Edward is also "outside Durban", or Howick is "outside Durban". Get real! If you had said "near Richard's Bay" it would have been far more acceptable!

  • Megan - 2011-09-09 16:26

    LOL! See news24 corrected their initial headline blunder.

  • christopher.sibanyoni - 2011-09-10 13:02

    I think its time for The IFP leader to step back. he has play his role and its about time for him to consider young bloods to take over.

  • john_jones - 2011-09-10 14:40

    Mangosuthu Buthelezi -- the greatest Black leader of South Africa that we never had. If Mbeki had listened to him in the first place their wouyld be no immigration issues in SA. If his notions of honelty , pragmatism ,discipline and hard work had permeated more widely this country would be in the G8 making it the G9.If his vision of federalism had been adopted the vast majority of people would care less about and be less affected by politics and could focus on building a super nation. Mangosuthu Buthelezi did not fail SA. SA failed Mangosuthu Buthelezi and ultimately themselves and all of their children's children. Phila masinyane Shenge !

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