IFP: ‘still here’ — Buthelezi

2009-12-11 00:00

IFP leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi said in an address in Brussels on Tuesday that despite the popularity of President Jacob Zuma, his party is “still standing”.

“The values of IFP supporters seem to be broadly converging with the social democratic aims of the Constitution, as opposed to the more narrowly defined political aims of the ruling party. The ANC is a broad church of elites and interests with a number of competing ideologies,” Buthelezi said.

“The decline in the proportion of votes for the IFP is due to a combination of the ‘Zuma Factor’ and … the fact that the ANC had a R200 million war chest.”

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