Top IFP women clash over call for Buthelezi to quit

2010-08-11 00:00

THE Inkatha Freedom Party Women’s Brigade in KwaZulu-Natal has distanced itself from a brigade leader in eThekwini, Bongi Gwala, who on Monday called for IFP leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi to step down.

Gwala told an IFP Women’s Day rally at Durban’s Dalton hostel that the eThekwini branch of the women’s brigade is “sick and tired” of Buthelezi’s leadership.

Yesterday, the women’s brigade chairperson in KZN, Ncamisile Nkwanyana, rejected the call and questioned Gwala’s credentials.

“As the IFP Women’s Brigade, we totally reject Bongi Gwala’s utterances as hogwash and not representative of eThekwini IFP women. Gwala … claims to be the chairperson of the IFP Women’s Brigade in eThekwini when she knows that there is no such structure currently existing in Durban.”

Nkwanyana said Gwala is known as a former provincial secretary of the IFP Women’s Brigade who “had to resign from that position”.

She called on Gwala to stop using the name of the IFP “when she is spewing her personal venom”.

Responding to allegations that she is not an IFP leader in eThekwini, Gwala said Nkwanyana was not present when she was elected with other IFP Women’s Brigade leaders in the eThekwini district at Pinetown Civic Centre on June 2.

“That meeting was presided over by IFP national council member Simo Mfayela.

“If they question my credentials, they should talk to our membership in the eThekwini district,” Gwala told The Witness yesterday.

Gwala also emphasised that what she had said is not her personal view, but that of the general women’s brigade membership in the eThekwini district, which she represents.

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