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Chief Mangosuthu Buthelezi

Chief Mangosuthu Buthelezi was born in 1928 in South Africa as Ashpenaz Nathan Mangosuthu Gatsha Buthelezi. He is an actor, known for Zulu (1964), Mandela's Fight for Freedom (1995) and Tokoloshe (1965). See full bio »


in South Africa

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Known For

Zulu Cetewayo
Tokoloshe Zulu Chief


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 1965 Tokoloshe
Zulu Chief (as Chief Gatsha Butelezei)
 1964 Zulu
Cetewayo (as Chief Buthelezi)
Hide Hide Show Show Thanks (2 credits)
 1979 Zulu Dawn (the producers wish to thank: without whose help and cooperation this film could not have been made - as Chief Gatsha Buthelezi)
 1964 Zulu (the producers of this film are grateful to, and their peoples for their help and co-operation during the making of this film - as Chief Buthelezi of Mahlabatini)
Hide Hide Show Show Self (5 credits)
  Zulu and the Zulus (Documentary) (filming)
Himself (rumored)
 2010 Welsh Greats (TV Series documentary)
- Stanley Baker (2010) ... Himself (as Chief Buthelezi)
 1995 Mandela's Fight for Freedom (TV Movie)
 1990 Panorama (TV Series documentary)
- The White Tribe of Africa: Part 1 - Drowning in Blood (1990) ... Himself (as Chief Buthelezi)
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 1991 Memories of 1970-1991 (TV Series documentary)
- 1991 ... Himself
 1986 World in Action (TV Series documentary)
- Getting Away with Murder (1986) ... Himself

Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Chief Gatsha Butelezei | Chief Gatsha Buthelezi | Chief Buthelezi | Chief Buthelezi of Mahlabatini

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Personal Quote:

In a sense we forgot we were in this country at the time. Whites and blacks could mingle without any fuss. You might say it was a very small thing but for this country, which was so racist at the time, it was something of great significance for us. The film helped restore to pride about where we come from - about how our people resisted the mightiest army in the world at the time, even though we ... See more »


The producers of Zulu (1964) visited him in 1963 to discuss hiring extras, but then offered him the role of the Zulu King Cetshwayo, his own great-grandfather. See more »



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