Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi is in hospital, the family of the 93-year-old founder and president emeritus of the Inkatha Freedom Party said Wednesday.
Dr. Bhekuyise Ngqengelele Buthelezi, the spokesperson for the Family, said the traditional prime minister to the Zulu Monarch and Nation was “simply undergoing medical tests” after he felt unwell on Monday night.
“On Tuesday afternoon, his 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,” said Dr. Buthelezi,
“We appreciate the care that has been expressed for Prince Buthelezi’s good health.”
Last month Prince Buthelezi, who is fully vaccinated against Covid-19, tested positive for the virus for the second time.
At the time his family said he was “relatively asymptomatic and is in good spirits”.