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President Jacob Zuma on Friday extended his condolences to Inkatha Freedom Party leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi, whose son passed away on Wednesday.
“The pain of losing a child is immense and immeasurable,” Zuma said.
“On behalf of myself, Government and the people of South Africa, please accept our deepest condolences, and may his soul rest in peace.”
Phumaphesheya Gregory Buthelezi, 49, died at Durban's King George V Hospital after a long illness.
The African National Congress also sent its sincere condolences to the Buthelezi family and their friends.
“May his soul rest in peace,” said the statement, issued by spokesman Jackson Mthembu. - Sapa