IFP conference: leaders reject nominations

2012-11-27 00:00

THE IFP’s on and off elective conference, waiting to happen since June 2009, appears to be back on the cards.

A hint that the event is on the horizon came in a press statement of denials issued yesterday by two party seniors — member of Parliament Albert Mncwango and member of the KZN Legislture Mntomuhle Khawula.

In the statement, Mncwango and Khawula rejected their nominations by the Zululand District branch. Both say the nominations come as a surprise, they never solicited support for the positions nor were they approached to find out if they were interested in the positions.

Mncwango said he felt privileged to have been nominated by the IFP national council for the position of deputy national chairperson ahead of its upcoming elective conference.

Therefore it came as a surprise to find that the Zululand District nominated him for the position of secretary-general.

Similarly, Khawula rejected nomination by the Zululand District for the position of deputy secretary-general.

IFP national spokesperson Joshua Mazibuko said the party intends holding its elective conference this year and will publicise the dates shortly. He said the party had put out an internal discussion document entitled “A smooth leadership transition”.

The document advocated that due to the extraordinary circumstances around the long-delayed conference, normal procedures when nominating for positions would not be followed.

He said there were some within the party who were opposed to the roadmap.

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