his 90 e birthday, Zulu Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi said that
while he had a blessed life, he had survived many challenges.
"I survived so much
fiery trials and even murder
plots. I have become a survivor, "he said on Sunday as he celebrated
the Exhibition Center in Durban on Sunday.
He attributed his longevity to
God and his family.
"My heart is overflowing
with gratitude. I am overwhelmed by the
amount of family and believers that I have around me. I appreciate you all, my
brothers and sisters, "said Buthelezi.
He addressed a large crowd
consisting of church leaders, politicians and royal dignitaries in what was dubbed
a "Thanksgiving service".
Buthelezi said that while he has
had a blessed life, many challenges came before him.
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He described his age as one
"Bonanza of years".
I have lived much longer
than normal. More than that, God has given me a great good health and
strength in these twilight years. This has enabled me to serve my country and
Buthelezi said that God taught him how I hoped that I had hoped. "
to constantly" drive his people "
" I have learned what to look for
is good, just and right. God also gave me remarkable men and women
faith, servants of the Lord who helped me in prayer and inspired me
continue on the darkest moments. "
While his wife princess Irene
could not attend the party due to ill health, Buthelezi said
"achieved peace at this great age".
"We have done this
that our children have grown to love God with the same love that lives in us
Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini
said Buthelezi was a steadfast leader.
"You are so & # 39; n person
blessed with life and years. Like an old wine [you] matured and are a fountain
of wisdom that everyone drinks from. You have given us courage in times of
immense challenges. "