Magwaza-Msibi ‘won’t be humiliated’

2011-01-17 14:44

IFP national chairperson Zanele Magwaza-Msibi’s supporters burnt party banners outside the high court after her application was dismissed today.

Hundreds of Magwaza-Msibi’s supporters known as “Friends of VZ”, set IFP T-shirts on fire outside the Pietermaritzburg
High Court after the application lodged by Magwaza-Msibi and three other expelled IFP members was dismissed with cost.

Magwaza-Msibi, with Wiseman Mcoyi, Nhlanhla Khawula and Thokozani Zulu, lodged papers in the court in July, challenging their expulsion and the legitimacy of the current party leadership.

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

Magwaza-Msibi approached the court to stop the party from hauling her before an inquiry which might result in her exclusion.

Although Magwaza-Msibi looked disappointed by the ruling she assured her supporters that her political career was not over.

According to Magwaza-Msibi’s spokesperson, Andile Biyela, On Wednesday she will hold a press conference to discuss her political career. Biyela didn’t want to divulge more about Magwaza-Msibi’s future in the party, but rumours were that she might form her own political party.

“What I can tell you is that Zanele (Magwaza-Msibi) will never be humiliated,” said Biyela.

IFP secretary, Musa Zondi, described the court action as a waste of time. “This going in and out of court has wasted our time to prepare for provincial elections. Zanele (Magwaza-Msibi) and those who called themselves Friends of VZ should rejoin the party,” said Zondi.

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