Ineffective IFP seniors should go, say youth

2011-06-24 00:00

IN the wake of the resignation of Dr Bonginkosi Buthelezi as Inkatha Freedom Party provincial secretary and leader of the official opposition in the KwaZulu-Natal Legislature, the IFP youth wing has called on all other “ineffective” IFP leaders in high-profile positions to resign immediately.

IFP Youth Brigade (IFPYB) national spokesperson Ntuthuko Majozi said this after Buthelezi announced his resignation from all the positions in order to pursue his medical career and further his studies.

Majozi said Buthelezi’s resignation pre-empted a recommendation recently made by the IFPYB for him to be asked to step down because he was ineffective.

“We are not surprised by Dr Buthelezi’s resignation as we heard these rumours long ago. The IFPYB has been very concerned about his performance as the leader of the official opposition as well as the secretary of the IFP in KZN.

“Under the leadership of Dr Buthelezi the voice of the opposition lost its robustness and eventually became silent. It is our belief as youth of the IFP that democracy needs a strong and loud opposition.”

Majozi added: “We would like to put on record that we, as the IFPYB, had already discussed this matter and had resolved to call for his removal as the leader of the official opposition after the dust from the local government elections had settled. In his resignation Dr Buthelezi was simply pre-empting this reality.”

In contrast to what Buthelezi had told The Witness on his resignation, the IFPYB outburst means his relationship with the IFP is no longer cordial.

However, Majozi welcomed Buthelezi’s contribution to the work of the IFP and said the party is looking forward to his continued service in other structures of the IFP.

Buthelezi denied he had been lured by the offer of a senior position with the KZN Department of Health as IFP leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi had implied.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.