People coming back to the IFP in droves - party

2015-07-12 18:13
IFP president Mangosuthu Buthelezi

IFP president Mangosuthu Buthelezi

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Durban - IFP leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi on Sunday welcomed more than 600 new members in KwaDayeni in Nongoma, in KwaZulu-Natal, said national chairperson Blessed Gwala.  

“It went very well, we welcomed 648 new members. We were expecting 1 000 but due to transport some people could not make it,” said Gwala.

He said the new members were people that had defected from the ANC and the NFP.

“People are now coming back to the IFP in droves. These are people who were misled and ordinary members of the parties who have had enough, especially when it comes to service delivery.  

“The IFP is looking forward to the elections as well as getting back the Zululand district from NFP. If the members are coming from both parties it means we will be able to take the district as well as other municipalities governed by them,” said Gwala.

On Friday the party had welcomed eight new members in President Jacob Zuma’s village of KwaNxamalala in Nkandla.

"We want to declare that all the municipalities that are governed through coalitions between the ANC and NFP will be governed by us after the 2016 elections," said Gwala.

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