IFP’s Buthelezi tests positive for Covid-19 for second time

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Mangosuthu Buthelezi. Picture: Lerato Maduna
Mangosuthu Buthelezi. Picture: Lerato Maduna

The family of Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi, founder and president emeritus of the IFP and traditional prime minister to the Zulu Monarch, announced on Monday that he has again tested positive for Covid-19.

“We are pleased to say that, as with his first bout in August last year, he remains relatively asymptomatic and is in good spirits. His only regret is being unable to attend the installation ceremony of the Chancellor of the University of Cape Town, Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe, as intended on Friday,” said the Buthelezi family in a statement.

As required, the family said, Buthelezi has begun self-isolating at home for the mandatory period.

“We are grateful to know that he is double vaccinated and will be monitored by a very capable team.

“During this period of self-isolation, members of the media are kindly requested to respect our space. Please rest assured that we will keep you informed of his return to work.”

The family went on to thank the public for its prayers and urged everyone to be circumspect in this time of increasing infections and to vigilantly take the necessary precautions to protect both lives and livelihoods.

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