Thank you for running the wonderful article about Mangosuthu Buthelezi. My thanks also to Herbert Vilakazi for the courage to explore the subject about the Zulu prince. How far have we gone to acknowledge the contribution of people outside our own political affiliations? The prince fought within the system, but visited Oliver Tambo in exile and wrote letters to Nelson Mandela in prison. He studied at Fort Hare where our liberation strategies were initiated. Let us honour and give Buthelezi the credit he deserves while he is alive. He must lead the ritual cleansing for the victims of violence in KwaZulu-Natal.