Magwaza-Msibi to leave IFP

2011-01-24 13:34

The IFP’s embattled national chairperson Zanele Magwaza-Msibi is expected to officially announce her resignation from the party tomorrow.

“Tomorrow she will officially say goodbye to the Inkatha Freedom Party. The media will be allowed to ask her any questions,” Wiseman Mcoyi said today.

Mcoyi is a senior member of the newly-registered National Freedom Party (NFP), an IFP breakaway expected to be led by Magwaza-Msibi.

The media briefing would be held at the Durban City Hall, Mcoyi said.

He said the NFP was launched a long time ago when IFP leaders started victimising people who campaigned for Magwaza-Msibi to become IFP president.

“We registered it with the Independent Electoral Commission a long time ago because we did not want to miss the deadline for registration before the local government elections,” he said.

The relationship between Magwaza-Msibi and IFP leaders began to sour when her supporters started campaigning for her.

Some of her supporters were expelled for “sowing divisions” in the party.

Magwaza-Msibi has also been summoned before an IFP disciplinary committee.

The Pietermaritzburg High Court has ruled against a bid by Magwaza-Msibi to force the party to hold an elective conference, and to prevent it from holding a disciplinary enquiry against her.

IFP president Mangosuthu Buthelezi recently said he was willing to reconcile with Magwaza-Msibi.?

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