To pay tribute to the late Prince Mangosuthu Butlelezi who died on Saturday morning, 9 September, popular painter Rasta The Artist – real name Lebani Sirejenje attended the funeral of the late Traditional Prime Minister to the Zulu Monarch at the Prince Mangosuthu Regional Stadium in Ulundi, KwaZulu-Natal and honoured him with a painting.
RASTA THE ARTIST PAINTS THE LATE PRINCE MANGOSUTHU BUTHELEZI
Rasta The Artist is best known for attending funerals of high-profile South African people, where he can be seen painting and showcasing his artwork in their honour. He was in Ulundi recently for Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi’s funeral and paid his last respects with a painting of him.
“I came with two paintings… One I did when he celebrated his 90th birthday. The other one, I did last night. And this other one, I painted when I heard the news. Three paintings all-in-all,” he said speaking live on eNCA.
Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi
Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi died on 9 September 2023. Image via Twitter @HumYic
THE LATE TRADITIONAL PRIME MINISTER TO THE ZULU MONARCH’S FUNERAL
Because of his massive contribution in the country, politicians came in numbers to bid the late Founder and President Emeritus of the Inkatha Freedom Party farewell. Bantu Holomisa, Julius Malema, Nelson Mandela’s grandson Mandla Mandela, and former South African president Jacob Zuma are just some of the high-profile politicians who attended the funeral.
The funeral attendees were encouraged to be on their best behaviour and law enforcement officials patrolled the grounds.
“Mourners attending the funeral service are urged to conduct themselves in an orderly and responsible manner, and encouraged to cooperate with law enforcement officers,” a statement released by the official South African government read.
Meanwhile, the South African Police Services could be seen strategically positioned on ground and in the air in their aim to ensure visibility, safety and security.