IFP warns sections within the party

2009-11-25 00:00

SECTIONS within the IFP that have been endorsing candidates ahead of the party’s elective conference, scheduled for April next year, have been told to stop doing so or face the “full might of the IFP’s Constitution”.

In a statement released after the national council meeting in Ulundi over two days, on Sunday and Monday, the party said that some of the resolutions adopted from the meeting regarding the media coverage of the succession battle included: refuting the perception that IFP national chairwoman, Zanele kaMagwaza-Msibi, is being persecuted within the party; to reject speculation that [kaMagwaza-Msibi] has been under pressure to decline her candidacy for the party presidency before or during the up-coming elective conference.

“To call upon those sections of the party that are waging a campaign of destabilisation and disunity in the name of the national chairperson to stop forthwith or face the full might of the IFP Constitution and its provisions against the lack of party discipline; and to re-focus the internal debate and energy in the party ahead of the elective conference away from personalities towards the urgent task of renewing existing and establishing new branches,” the party said in the statement.

The statement added that the resolutions regarding media speculations that certain IFP mayors are being targeted for removal from office for their alleged corruption included: to continue to act against maladministration, fraud and corruption and those responsible in all IFP-controlled municipalities that have been named and shamed in the auditor-general’s report on municipal performance; and to reaffirm the party’s commitment to open and transparent government in all IFP-controlled municipalities.

The party said it will dispatch all IFP MPs and MPLs to an extensive report-back campaign along the lines of municipal constituencies to enhance the party’s visibility and promote its interaction with the electorate.

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