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Mangosuthu Buthelezi Quotes

I remain your servant and I will do as you ask of me.
Mangosuthu Buthelezi
Ask, Remain, Servant

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.
Mangosuthu Buthelezi
History, Culture, Language

Others may make you promises, once again, and then election after election not deliver. We will not do this.
Mangosuthu Buthelezi
Others, Once, Again

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

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
Hope, Help, Fact

I have been in America only once since Mr. Clinton became your president – as a speaker at the United Nations.
Mangosuthu Buthelezi
America, Once, Since

I was proud to call Dr Rupert a friend. He was always a wonderful source of support and kindness.
Mangosuthu Buthelezi
Friend, Kindness, Call

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
Racism, Involved, States

My party is committed to a federation.
Mangosuthu Buthelezi
Party, Committed, Federation

South Africa is blessed to have women and men like yourselves who have little to give but give what you have with open hands and open hearts.
Mangosuthu Buthelezi
Men, Women, Blessed

Well, surely, I am not in charge of South Africa.
Mangosuthu Buthelezi
Africa, South, Surely

For our white members, voting is something they have done for hundreds of years. But for us, it is not such a traumatic thing, because we have never participated in an election.
Mangosuthu Buthelezi
Election, Voting, White

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
System, Leaders, National

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
Leader, Prophet, Operate

All of our forebears contributed to what South Africa has become. That does not, however, mean that I must apologize to anyone for being born a Zulu, or for having that culture.
Mangosuthu Buthelezi
Mean, Anyone, Born

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
Leadership, Fight, Team

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.
Mangosuthu Buthelezi
Everyone, Talk, Policy

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
Here, Struggle, Christian

The IFP is here to put into practice what we preach.
Mangosuthu Buthelezi
Here, Practice, Preach

AIDS is the biggest challenge, the major disaster facing this country and we would have wished for something more specific and far-reaching.
Mangosuthu Buthelezi
Challenge, Biggest, Major

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
Themselves, Violence, Protect

We are here because we are determined to offer the people of the Western Cape choices which are long overdue.
Mangosuthu Buthelezi
Here, Choices, Determined

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
Politics, Wrong, Decisions

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
Africa, Based, South

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