Mangosuthu Buthelezi

1928 - Today

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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.Throughout most of the apartheid era, Buthelezi was considered one of the foremost black leaders. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mangosuthu Buthelezi has received more than 643,389 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Mangosuthu Buthelezi is the 12,915th most popular politician (down from 12,279th in 2019), the 110th most popular biography from South Africa (down from 100th in 2019) and the 36th most popular South African Politician.

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Among politicians, Mangosuthu Buthelezi ranks 12,915 out of 15,710Before him are Petr Nečas, Norbert Walter-Borjans, Rajnath Singh, Nir Barkat, Philémon Yang, and Uberto De Morpurgo. After him are Valentín Canalizo, Andrea Montermini, Michael Heseltine, Ashur-shaduni, Roque González Garza, and Kurt Biedenkopf.

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Among people born in 1928, Mangosuthu Buthelezi ranks 377Before him are François Remetter, Nigel Davenport, Dominique Colonna, John Ostrom, Gerino Gerini, and Fritz Herkenrath. After him are Douglas Rain, Marcos Calderón, Earl Holliman, Boris Kuznetsov, Milan Rúfus, and Türkân Akyol.

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In South Africa

Among people born in South Africa, Mangosuthu Buthelezi ranks 110 out of 312Before him are Cecil Kellaway (1890), Louis Raymond (1895), John Kani (1943), George F. R. Ellis (1939), Devdas Gandhi (1900), and Phillip V. Tobias (1925). After him are Denis Goldberg (1933), Tony Maggs (1937), Janet Suzman (1939), Tom Naudé (1889), Eddie Kramer (1942), and Sid Atkinson (1901).

Among POLITICIANS In South Africa

Among politicians born in South Africa, Mangosuthu Buthelezi ranks 36Before him are Eben Dönges (1898), Jim Fouché (1898), Chris Hani (1942), Pik Botha (1932), Helen Suzman (1917), and Jan de Klerk (1903). After him are Tom Naudé (1889), Ahmed Kathrada (1929), Grace Mugabe (1965), Mzilikazi (1790), Helen Zille (1951), and Ruth First (1925).