Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi, the founder of the IFP, remains in the hospital under the care and guidance of his medical staff.
IFP founder Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi remains in the hospital under the care and management of his medical team.
“Prince Buthelezi and his family appreciate the love, care, support and prayers that have been pouring in,” said Liezl van der Merwe, his spokesperson, on Saturday.
The senior lawmaker was admitted to the hospital three weeks ago for standard tests and treatment for chronic back discomfort, and he underwent a minor operation to relieve the pain.
Buthelezi, 94, was discharged but readmitted for treatment of a problem following the procedure.
“Prince Buthelezi underwent a procedure for back pain management, after which he was discharged from hospital,” the family spokesperson Dr Bhekuyise Ngqengelele Buthelezi said at the time.
When his back discomfort did not improve, he was readmitted for further therapy and recovery.
“He has since developed a complication and therefore remains in hospital at this stage to receive the necessary care. The duration of his hospital stay will depend on how fast his body can recover from the complication.”