Cape Town – Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) leader Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi has been admitted to hospital for medical tests after experiencing high blood pressure.
The family confirmed in a statement on Wednesday that Buthelezi had been hospitalised.
“Based on the large number of enquiries we have received from members of the media, the family of HRH Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi would like to provide a report on the health of uMntwana waKwaPhindangene.
“On Tuesday afternoon, his [Buthelezi] doctors felt it wise for him to be admitted to hospital for all the necessary checks, as this would also allow him to get some much-needed rest.
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“As there is no further information to convey, the family requests that enquiries please cease at this point. Should there be anything further to report once Prince Buthelezi returns home, we will issue another statement,” the family said.
According to The Citizen, the news came after the 93-year-old was reported to have tested positive for Covid-19 for the second time last year in December.
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Compiled by Sinothando Siyolo