Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi Funeral Memorial service highlights

Tributes and condolences have been poured in on social media since Mangosuthu Buthelezi passed away. Top leaders and politicians of the country are offering their sincerest thoughts to the family of Mangosuthu Buthelezi. Notably, the president of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa announced posthumous the highest honors for Mangosuthu Buthelezi, the founder of IFP. According to the statement of the South African president, a special official funeral category 1 for Mangosuthu Buthelezi will take place. In this article, we have shared all the imperative details linked with Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi’s funeral. Continue reading this article to fetch more information about Mangosuthu Buthelezi’s funeral ceremony.

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Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi’s Funeral Plans

Kindly note that the funeral ceremony that was earlier scheduled to take place on Friday, September 15, 2023, now has been rescheduled by the bereaving family. Mangosuthu Buthelezi’s funeral will take place on Saturday, September 16, 2023. A spokesperson for the South African president Ramaphosa, named¬† Vincent Magwenya said, “The state, official and provincial official funeral policy of government accords special official funerals, category 1, to persons of extraordinary credentials, specifically designated by the president of the Republic of South Africa,”

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Do you know what category 1 means in terms of policy? Category 1 honor means Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi will be paid final respect in full military ceremonial honors. Ramaphosa’s spokesperson also added as preparations unfold for memorial events, President Cyril Ramaphosa reiterates his deep thoughts and condolences to the royal family as well as the friends, and colleagues “including members of Parliament and associates nationally and internationally of the late leader.” Reportedly, the flags will be flown at half-mast across the nation from Tuesday, September 12, 2023, till the funeral ceremony takes place on Saturday, September 16, 2023, said Ramaphosa’s spokesperson after his direction.

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Category 1 Funeral For Mangosuthu Buthelezic

As the category 1 funeral procession has been announced for Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi, the authorities will maintain the dignitaries. Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi passed away on Saturday at the age of 95. He served as the traditional prime minister to the Zulu nation, the home affairs minister after the advent of democracy, and the founder of IFP.

His son Ntuthuko confirmed during a press conference that the funeral will take place on Saturday, September 16, 2023, at the Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi regional stadium. The change in the funeral schedule came as a forced development when Ramaphosa announced a Category 1 funeral for Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi. It was all systems go as far as Friday was concerned, but flowing from the announcement of the category 1 funeral, it became logical there had to be some logistical adjustments,” Ntuthuko said.

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