NFP: ‘Money was never an issue’

2016-06-30 12:09
NFP members in Mkhambathini this weekend. The party held a regional elective conference to elect leaders from Umgungundlovu district.

NFP members in Mkhambathini this weekend. The party held a regional elective conference to elect leaders from Umgungundlovu district. (Thamsanqa Magubane )

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Pietermaritzburg - The NFP leadership has blamed its treasurer Xolani Ndlovu for missing the Independent Electoral Commission’s payment deadline.

News broke on Tuesday that the party may not be allowed to contest the upcoming local government elections on August 3.

General secretary Nhlanhla Khubisa said a shortage of money had not been the issue, but that Ndlovu had confused the commission’s deadline dates.

“We have provided our lawyers with proof that the money was there in our bank account on the deadline day.

“We had also just had a very successful local government elections manifesto launch, which tells you that money is not an issue,” he said.

Khubisa denied rumours that the cheque sent to the commission had bounced.

“We made an electronic payment, so I do not know where this story of a cheque bouncing came from,” he said.

The party has since taken the matter to the Electoral Court.

Khubisa said he was hopeful that the court would rule in their favour.

The IEC’s provincial chairperson Mawethu Mosery would only confirm that the NFP had missed the payment deadline.

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