Bachelor in History, University Forthare. Doctor of Laws (honorary), University Zululand, 1976. Doctor of Laws (honorary), U.C.T., 1978.
Doctor of Laws (honorary), Tampa University, Florida, 1985. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Boston University, 1986.
Chief Executive Officer Zululand Territorial Authority, Nongoma, South Africa, 1970-1972. Chief executive councilor KwaZulu Legislation Assembly, Ulundi, South Africa, 1972-1976, chief minister South Africa, 1976-1994. President Inkatha Freedom Party, South Africa, since 1975.
Chairman South Africa Black Alliance, 1980-1983. Minister home affairs Government of National Unity, South Africa, since 1994. Traditional prime minister Zulu People.
Senior traditional advisor to His Majesty King Goodwill Zwelithini ka Bhekuzulu, Inkosi Guthelezi Tribe, since 1953. Chair external relations Inkatha Freedom Party, South Africa Black Alliance.
Married Princess Irene Audrey Thandekile, July 2, 1952. 8 children.