It was ignorance: Buthelezi apologises for IFP post featuring King Misuzulu
CAPE TOWN - Former Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) president and Prime Minister of the Zulu monarch Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi on Friday expressed “deep regret” about the party’s social media post featuring a picture of the Zulu king.
Buthelezi said the post containing a picture of King Misuzulu kaZwelithini was due to “ignorance” and the “fundamental error" was not approved by the party’s leadership.
Buthelezi briefed the media on Friday about a social media infographic used and hit back at the ANC in KwaZulu-Natal.
“In addition, the IFP’s communications directorate wrote to His Majesty the King and to me as traditional Prime Minister to the Zulu monarch and nation, expressing deep regret for this error.”
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Buthelezi also had words for members of the royal family who openly criticised the IFP.
“What have I gained personally from my loyalty to the Zulu royal family? It has secured me nothing, absolutely bugger all, excepts snipes, political attacks, assassination threats and the like.”
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