Mkhize appeals to IFP to avoid violence in KZN

2011-01-24 00:00

THE KwaZulu-Natal lekgotla of the African National Congress appealed to the Inkatha Freedom Party to ensure that its ongoing internal conflict does not result in violence during the local government elections.

Speaking to the media after the completion of a two-day meeting of the ANC’s provincial leadership that took place at Imvubu Lodge in Richards Bay, ANC provincial chairperson and KZN Premier Zweli Mkhize said that among the decisions taken at the lekgotla was to appeal to the IFP to co-operate in ensuring that its internal conflicts do not pose a threat to the upcoming local government elections.

Mkhize said areas like Ulundi, Nongoma, Maphumulo and some hostels in the eThekwini metro municipal district have been identified as “hot spots’’ that need to be closely monitored by security agencies during the elections.

The IFP is involved in its most damaging internal strife since its inception, with its leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi opposed by its national chairperson Zanele Magwaza-Msibi.

The provincial lekgotla is an important meeting before the start of the year at which the ruling party maps its way forward and introduces its programmes for the year ahead. Mkhize said 2011 would be used to ensure more job opportunities.

He said they will start with filling all vacant posts within the government and ensure that more jobs are created through the government’s extended public works programme and that conditions are conducive for the creation of jobs in the open market.

Regarding the tensions that arose in ANC branches during the branch general meetings to nominate candidates for local government elections, Mkhize said: “There have been reports of tensions during the nomination process. The media put an emphasis on the small number of incidents whereas the process went without incidents in most areas.

“We are in the process of dealing with appeals from it, and the process to resolve those conflicts is being completed.’’

However, Mkhize warned ANC members who stand as independent candidates or side with other parties during the elections that they will face disciplinary action.

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