Buthelezi’s wife passes away

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The wife of IFP leader Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi has died.

The 89 year-old Irene Buthelezi died after a long illness at her home, in kwaPhindangene at Ulundi in northern KwaZulu-Natal.

She is survived by her husband and eight children.

Last year she was hospitalised for a long period, with reports that she suffered from diabetes.

Buthelezi married Irene Audrey Thandekile Mzila on 2 July 1952, and they had three sons and five daughters.

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