Buthelezi, Mangosuthu Ashpenaz Nathan
1928 - Born on August 27th in Mahlabathini, KwaZulu-Natal. South African Zulu chief, head of the nonindependent black state of KwaZulu, and leader of the Inkatha Freedom Party.
1950 - Graduated from the University of Fort Hare.
1952 - Married to Irene Audrey Thandekile Mzila on July 2nd.
1953 - He was assistant to the Zulu king Cyprian.
- He was installed as chief of the Buthelezi tribe.
1964 - A real-life distant relative of the last Zulu king Cetehwayo whom he portrayed in the film Zulu.
1970 - Elected leader of Zululand.
1975 - He was the leader of Inkatha Freedom Party.
1976 - He was chief minister of KwaZulu Natal.
1994 - He was appointed minister for home affairs in Nelson Mandela's first cabinet, a position he retained under President Thabo Mbeki.
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