IFP conference discusses land and service-delivery issues

2018-03-15 06:00

ABOUT 800 IFP members in the region gathered at the Port Shepstone Civic Centre for the party’s conference on Sunday.

Topics for discussion included the nomination of Valenkosi Hlabisa as the party’s presidential candidate, land expropriation and service-delivery issues.

Regional spokesperson Sifundo Ngwane said the party will fight the commission if it tries to take land from traditional leaders and the Ingonyama Trust, as per reports. “With regards to the land issue, we believe that the large amounts of land in the region that are wasted on sugar-cane farming should be used for the farming of vegetables and other crops. This would benefit the community and economy,” said Ngwane.

Speaking on the party’s relevance, Ngwane said: “We had 850 people in attendance on Sunday. The IFP also has 21 councillors in the region and about 18 members who were leaders in the NFP who broke away from us, actually came back and were present on Sunday.”

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