IFP expels its youth chairman

2010-02-05 09:51

The chairman of KwaZulu-Natal’s Inkatha Freedom Party youth brigade has been

expelled, the party said today.

“Inkatha Freedom Party has expelled the former eThekwini

chairperson of the IFP Youth Brigade, Muzi Simelane, after he refused to appear

before the party’s disciplinary committee,” said Mduduzi Nkosi, the IFP chairman

in eThekwini.

The IFP suspended Simelane for three years last November after he

was found guilty of contravening the party’s constitution by opposing an IFP

national council resolution and disrupting an IFP meeting in Umlazi.

“As the disciplinary committee of the IFP, we have had no option

but to expel Muzi Simelane from the IFP with immediate effect.

“We were hoping that he would see his mistakes and repent [of] . .

. making public provocative and irresponsible statements which showed disrespect

to the party and its leadership,” said Nkosi.

He said as a result of Simelane’s actions, the IFP’s disciplinary

committee (DC) summoned him to answer the charges.

“Unfortunately he refused. On Tuesday, the DC met in his absence

and having deliberated on his case, arrived at the verdict that he must be

expelled from the IFP,” Nkosi said.

Simelane would no longer have any relationship with the IFP and

could not make pronouncements in the name of the party, said Nkosi.

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