Mangosuthu University of Technology shuts to mourn founder

South Africa’s Mangosuthu University of Technology has suspended academic activities to mourn its founder, Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi, writes Nokwanda Ncwane for The South African.

Buthelezi passed away in the early hours on Saturday 9 September at his home in KwaPhindangene, Ulundi, in KwaZulu-Natal. In a brief statement, the university said its senate suspended academic activities for 14, 15 and 16 September to allow students and staff to attend the memorial service and funeral of Buthelezi. “The academic programme will resume on 26 September as initially planned,” the university said.

Mangosuthu University of Technology Acting Vice-Chancellor Professor Marcus Ramogale described the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) founding president as an honest leader who clearly understood that honesty was the foundation of all kinds of relationships. “It is the same honesty that allowed His Royal Highness to stand firm in his convictions and beliefs that one day South Africa would be free, and there would a place for all its citizens in the sun,” he said.
Full report on The South African site