Alleged negligence by hospital staff is the reason for IFP founder Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi not being discharged this week.
This was revealed by his daughter, Princess Phumzile Buthelezi, on Thursday. She said her father was accidentally burnt on the arm by a hot water bottle and his wound was still healing.
“That’s the wound that has been an issue and is being treated by the doctors. We know that if you’re diabetic, wounds could be an issue and they take long to heal,” said Phumzile.
Last week the family said doctors were sufficiently satisfied with his health and expected him to be discharged this week.
Phumzile said he will be discharged as soon as he has fully recovered from the burn wound.
Buthelezi, who turned 95 on Sunday, has been in hospital for more than a month after developing a complication after a recent procedure.