NFP leader: I'm not a dictator

2011-08-15 21:20

Durban - NFP leader Zanele Magwaza-Msibi on Monday denied unilaterally deciding to postpone the party's elective conference.

"I can confidently say that I am not a dictator. I don’t take unilateral decisions," she told reporters in Durban.

She was responding to reports she decided to postpone the National Freedom Party's (NFP) first elective conference, which had been scheduled to take place 40 days after the May 18 elections.

The decision was taken by the NFP's national working committee, Magwaza-Msibi said.

"As the leader of the NFP I am a member of the collective and, as a loyal member, I cannot take unilateral decisions."

The national working committee had decided not to hold the conference because the party’s branches had not been formed and there was no money to host the event.

Numerous postponements for the Inkatha Freedom Party's (IFP) elective conference were the main cause for a dispute that led to some members breaking away to form the NFP in January this year.

IFP members who wanted Magwaza-Msibi to lead the IFP felt the postponements were an attempt to prolong leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi's tenure. Magwaza-Msibi supporters described Buthelezi as a dictator during lobbying for her to lead the party, and which saw some party members taken to court and expelled.

Magwaza-Msibi said she was confident the NFP would hold its elections before the end of this year.

“As we speak we have more than 400 branches that have been inaugurated and some districts have already started inaugurating their constituencies.”

- SAPA
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