Princess Phumzile Buthelezi’s Revelation
Princess Phumzile Buthelezi, the daughter of the late Prince Buthelezi Mangothusu, founder of the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) and a traditional prime minister to the Zulu royal family, has disclosed a heartbreaking revelation about the cause of her father’s demise. She attributes his death to emotional distress stemming from disrespect he endured from AmaZulu King Misuzulu kaZwelithini.
Phumzile’s Revelation to the AmaZulu Royal Family
Phumzile shared this deeply personal insight while addressing senior members of the AmaZulu royal family, who had come to pay their respects to the grieving Buthelezi family. Her revelation sheds light on the profound rift that had developed between her father and the royal family before his passing.
The Emotional Toll on Prince Buthelezi
In the days leading up to his death, Prince Buthelezi had been vocal about his unhappiness regarding the division between himself and the traditional prime minister and other members of the royal family. He expressed his emotional distress to the media, stating that he was not at peace. He disclosed how the situation had taken a toll on his physical well-being, resulting in severe weight loss due to the stress and turmoil caused by his strained relationship with King Misuzulu kaZwelithini.
A Heartbreaking Conversation with His Daughter
Princess Phumzile recounted a poignant conversation she had with her father, where he confided in her about his emotional suffering. Prince Buthelezi bared his soul, describing how he couldn’t sleep or eat, illustrating the depth of his emotional pain. He shared his concerns about King Misuzulu’s actions and the family’s response to the situation. According to Princess Phumzile, her father’s health had deteriorated significantly due to the turmoil within the royal family.
Prince Buthelezi’s passing serves as a stark reminder of the emotional toll that family disputes and strained relationships can take, even on prominent figures and traditional leaders. It also highlights the importance of open communication and conflict resolution within families and communities.