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 Mangosuthu Buthelezi - “The IFP does not play these political games of power and patronage, which are known to be part and parcel of the politics of the Western Cape.”
 Mangosuthu Buthelezi - “We are here because we are determined to offer the people of the Western Cape choices which are long overdue.”
 Mangosuthu Buthelezi - “The IFP is here to put into practice what we preach.”
 Mangosuthu Buthelezi - “The candidates before you know that the IFP has set up a system of deployed IFP national and provincial leaders who are not only monitoring the performance of candidates during these elections but will also do so after these elections.”
 Mangosuthu Buthelezi - “Others may make you promises, once again, and then election after election not deliver. We will not do this.”
 Mangosuthu Buthelezi - “My party is committed to a federation.”
 Mangosuthu Buthelezi - “I have been in America only once since Mr. Clinton became your president - as a speaker at the United Nations.”
 Mangosuthu Buthelezi - “I am not the kind of leader who pontificates about what should be done - I don't operate on scenarios, and I am not a prophet.”
 Mangosuthu Buthelezi - “Clearly you need a new team to go out to bat on your behalf to fight for your rights and to report back to you personally and to the leadership of the IFP.”
 Mangosuthu Buthelezi - “Among the Zulu people I hold the position of the traditional prime minister of the king. Those positions are not affected by the outcome of elections.”
 Mangosuthu Buthelezi - “I remain your servant and I will do as you ask of me.”
 Mangosuthu Buthelezi - “I am calling an early special conference to resolve the leadership question in a democratic fashion so that our annual Party Conference in July will be able to focus solely on mapping the way forwards towards an IFP victory in the 2009 general election.”
 Mangosuthu Buthelezi - “My people have been sucked into the violence because some feel they have to retaliate, and some feel they have to protect themselves.”
 Mangosuthu Buthelezi - “I was proud to call Dr Rupert a friend. He was always a wonderful source of support and kindness.”
 Mangosuthu Buthelezi - “You know, my real worry is that no government, no matter who is in charge, will be able to fulfill the expectations of the people.”
 Mangosuthu Buthelezi - “For our white members, voting is something they have done for hundreds of years. But for us, it is not such a traumatic thing, because we have never participated in an election.”
 Mangosuthu Buthelezi - “And the basis on which we agreed to operate with them involved a manifesto, where it states that we proceed from different ideologies and policies. One thing that we insisted on was that they should take an oath to reject racism and discrimination.”
 Mangosuthu Buthelezi - “I have always believed in dialogue and in nonviolence, and if you look at my background you will see that it has always been my policy to talk to everyone.”
 Mangosuthu Buthelezi - “Definitely, without a doubt, the president of the IFP knew of all these things.”
 Mangosuthu Buthelezi - “In Hanover Park they highlighted the terrible plight of backyard dwellers and the fact that year after year nothing has been done to help you the hope and despair you all live with every day.”
 Mangosuthu Buthelezi - “We have our own history, our own language, our own culture. But our destiny is also tied up with the destinies of other people - history has made us all South Africans.”
 Mangosuthu Buthelezi - “So long as the Zulu people are here, clearly I will still have a role to play in this country.”
 Mangosuthu Buthelezi - “AIDS is the biggest challenge, the major disaster facing this country and we would have wished for something more specific and far-reaching.”
 Mangosuthu Buthelezi - “The politics of the Cape Town Metro, which allows an executive Mayoral committee to make secret decisions which affect you, behind closed doors, is wrong”
 Mangosuthu Buthelezi - “I rejected the armed struggle because, as a Christian, I am committed to a nonviolent and peaceful struggle. But people take their own initiatives, because it is a Lebanon type of situation here.”

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