Richards Bay NFP executive dissolved

2012-10-17 00:00

AT JUST a little more than a year old, the breakaway National Freedom Front has dissolved its executive structure in Richards Bay.

However, NFP president Zanele kaMagwaza-Msibi, when contacted by The Witness, said she had not been informed about the move.

Furthermore, the NFP, which has seven PR councillors within the uMhlathuze Municipality, is so cash-strapped that they were evicted from their Empangeni premises earlier this year for failing to pay rent.

And the constituency’s youth arm, called the uMhlathuze Constituency Youth Movement, is now holding its meetings at a nearby KFC.

kaMagwaza-Msibi said the NFP was a small party without funds.

“It is the duty of the councillors to raise funds so that the programme of action can be carried out,” explained kaMagwaza-Msibi, who said the necessary procedures should be followed to elect the new committee.

According to constituency chairperson Sifiso Mathaba, the disbandment occured because “the members of the main structure were not working 100%”.

At a meeting held by the party at the Empangeni Civic Centre on Saturday, members accused the eight-member executive of holding informal meetings, while further allegations were made that the constituency was “divided in two camps”.

The constituency youth chairperson, Lindani Zungu said they had many plans for the youth but lacked the resources to “carry out our programme of action”.

“We are like soldiers who own guns but do not know how to shoot,” said Zungu.

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