Infighting: IFP’s emergency meeting brings no end in sight

2010-08-23 00:00

THE Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) emergency extended council meeting in Ulundi on Saturday indicated there is no end in sight to the infighting within the organisation.

The party condemned the march that took place in central Durban on Saturday by members calling for a change of leadership. The extended council meeting called the march “yet another example of ill-discipline by forces bent on sowing seeds of disunity and destroying the IFP”.

The rift with the IFP’s national chairperson Zanele Magwaza-Msibi continues. The meeting noted the absence of Magwaza-Msibi from IFP council meetings while she is present at KZN Legislature gatherings.

The council noted that a commission of inquiry had been instituted against Magwaza-Msibi at its last meeting on July 10 and that she has yet to respond to the charges levelled against her.

The council also condemned public statements made by ANC leaders on the internal affairs of the IFP.

ANC women delegates were also singled out for “insults and abuse” directed at IFP president Mangosuthu Buthelezi during the recent women’s parliament sitting in kwaMsane.

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