Mangosuthu Buthelezi

Found 16 thoughts of Mangosuthu Buthelezi

I rejected the armed struggle because, as a Christian, I am committed to a nonviolent and peaceful struggle. But people take their own initiatives, because it is a Lebanon type of situation here.

Mangosuthu Buthelezi

My people have been sucked into the violence because some feel they have to retaliate, and some feel they have to protect themselves.

Mangosuthu Buthelezi

And the basis on which we agreed to operate with them involved a manifesto, where it states that we proceed from different ideologies and policies. One thing that we insisted on was that they should take an oath to reject racism and discrimination.

Mangosuthu Buthelezi

Personally, I believe in self-determination, but in the context of one South Africa - so that my self-determination is based in this region, and with my people.

Mangosuthu Buthelezi

We have our own history, our own language, our own culture. But our destiny is also tied up with the destinies of other people - history has made us all South Africans.

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The politics of the Cape Town Metro, which allows an executive Mayoral committee to make secret decisions which affect you, behind closed doors, is wrong!

Mangosuthu Buthelezi

Clearly you need a new team to go out to bat on your behalf; to fight for your rights and to report back to you personally and to the leadership of the IFP.

Mangosuthu Buthelezi

I am not the kind of leader who pontificates about what should be done - I don't operate on scenarios, and I am not a prophet.

Mangosuthu Buthelezi

In Hanover Park they highlighted the terrible plight of backyard dwellers and the fact that year after year nothing has been done to help you: the hope and despair you all live with every day.

Mangosuthu Buthelezi

I was proud to call Dr Rupert a friend. He was always a wonderful source of support and kindness.

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You know, my real worry is that no government, no matter who is in charge, will be able to fulfill the expectations of the people.

Mangosuthu Buthelezi

So long as the Zulu people are here, clearly I will still have a role to play in this country.

Mangosuthu Buthelezi

I have always believed in dialogue and in nonviolence, and if you look at my background you will see that it has always been my policy to talk to everyone.

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We are here because we are determined to offer the people of the Western Cape choices which are long overdue.

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My party is committed to a federation.

Mangosuthu Buthelezi

The candidates before you know that the IFP has set up a system of deployed IFP national and provincial leaders who are not only monitoring the performance of candidates during these elections but will also do so after these elections.

Mangosuthu Buthelezi