IFP woman loses court bid

2011-01-17 08:55

The Pietermaritzburg High Court today dismissed with costs an application by IFP national chairperson Zanele Magwaza-Msibi and three expelled IFP members.

Judge Kevin Swain read the judgment on behalf of Judge Chima Patel.

He did not give the reasons for ruling against Magwaza-Msibi.

She approached the court to stop the party hauling her before an inquiry which might result in her expulsion.

Magwaza-Msibi’s application was heard together with that of three other IFP members.

Wiseman Mcoyi, of the Friends of VZ group that supports Magwaza-Msibi, Nhlanhla Khawula, and Thokozani Zulu lodged papers in the same court in July challenging their expulsion and the legality of the current party leadership.

The three were expelled from the IFP after they openly campaigned for Magwaza-Msibi.

Magwaza-Msibi also wanted the court to order the party to hold its elective conference, which had been postponed six times since July last year.

Her supporters claimed she was being prevented from taking part in the race to succeed current IFP leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi.

Supporters of Magwaza-Msibi were expected to have a caucus in Pietermaritzburg today and hold a press conference in Durban.?

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