Hundreds of Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) supporters gathered in Soweto on Sunday afternoon to remember the party’s late founder, Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi.
Buthelezi, who was also the Zulu kingdom’s traditional prime minister, died in September at the age of 95.
The party claimed Sunday’s event in Mofolo Park was an opportunity for his Gauteng supporters to pay their respects before he was buried in KwaZulu-Natal.
Bonginkosi Dhlamini, the party’s Gauteng chairperson, said the gathering also aimed to reassure IFP followers that the party remains together following the death of its founder.
“Today is the continuation of the celebration of the life, well lived and of servant leadership, of Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi who unfortunately left us after serving his country that he loved so much for more than seven decades.”