IFP vs IFP: Magwaza-Msibi supporters due in city

2010-11-02 00:00

THERE are no contingency plans to deal with thousands of IFP supporters expected to converge on the city tomorrow in support of embattled IFP national chairperson Zanele Magwaza-Msibi in her court battle with the IFP at the Pietermaritzburg high court.

SAPF spokesperson Joey Jeevan confirmed that there are no contingency plans in place in anticipation of a picket by Magwaza-Msibi’s supporters outside the high court.

“Police were never informed about the planned picket and there are no contingency plans to ensure order during the protest,” Jeevan said.

Msunduzi Municipality spokesperson Brian Zuma said he was aware of the court case and said last night the traffic safety officials were locked in a meeting to discuss contingency plans for tomorrow. He said details of the plan could only be available later today.

Expelled IFP eThekwini leader Mzonjani Zulu reportedly confirmed that Magwaza-Msibi supporters are planning a huge picket aimed at showing the IFP leadership that they support Magwaza-Msibi to lead the IFP after the retirement of party president Mangosuthu Buthelezi.

During an IFP rally in Estcourt at the weekend, Magwaza-Msibi backers confirmed that they will be in the city tomorrow “to support our next president in her battle to fight injustices within the IFP”.

The IFP national chairperson is taking the IFP leadership to court in an attempt to force it to refrain from taking any disciplinary action against her and to force the party to hold an elective conference within a period of one month.


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