Mangosuthu Buthelezi

1928 - Today

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Prince Mangosuthu Gatsha Buthelezi (born 27 August 1928) is a South African politician and Zulu tribal leader who founded what became the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) in 1975, and was Chief Minister of the KwaZulu bantustan until 1994. He was Minister of Home Affairs of South Africa from 1994 to 2004. He is often referred to as Shenge, which is part of the Buthelezi clan praises. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mangosuthu Buthelezi has received more than 808,211 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia. Mangosuthu Buthelezi is the 15,080th most popular politician (down from 12,892nd in 2019), the 127th most popular biography from South Africa (down from 110th in 2019) and the 41st most popular Politician.

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Among politicians, Mangosuthu Buthelezi ranks 15,080 out of 15,577Before him are Oswulf of Northumbria, Adolf van der Voort van Zijp, Folke Rogard, Vladimir Sukachev, Berthold Englisch, and Victor Thibault. After him are Charles Townshend, Aleksandr Tkachyov, Marcelino Oreja, 1st Marquis of Oreja, Domnall Brecc, Suen-magir, and Bisher Al-Khasawneh.

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Among people born in 1928, Mangosuthu Buthelezi ranks 421Before him are Aleksandr Ivanov, William Alexander Morgan, John Ostrom, Joaquín Capilla, Stig Sjölin, and Antonio Ozores. After him are Sheila Jordan, Cheikh Hamidou Kane, Karin Söder, Ed Macauley, Peter Hacks, and Arthur Foulkes.

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In South Africa

Among people born in South Africa, Mangosuthu Buthelezi ranks 127 out of 374Before him are Elisabeth Eybers (1915), Harold Kitson (1874), Tony Maggs (1937), Corrie Sanders (1966), Janet Suzman (1939), and Eddie Kramer (1942). After him are Cariba Heine (1988), Paddy Driver (1934), Neill Blomkamp (1979), Louisa Bolus (1877), Wilfrid Napier (1941), and Johan Kriek (1958).

Among POLITICIANS In South Africa

Among politicians born in South Africa, Mangosuthu Buthelezi ranks 41Before him are Jim Fouché (1898), Pik Botha (1932), Eben Dönges (1898), Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma (1949), Ted Moore (1914), and Tom Naudé (1889). After him are Ruth First (1925), Helen Zille (1951), Mzilikazi (1790), Zindzi Mandela (1960), Ahmed Kathrada (1929), and Sol Plaatje (1876).