ANC: Claim of Buthelezi plot mind-boggling

2012-10-30 22:42

Johannesburg - The ANC in KwaZulu-Natal on Tuesday denied being involved in a plot to assassinate Inkatha Freedom Party leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi.

"The PEC [provincial executive committee] wants to state categorically... that the allegations are baseless and mind-boggling," it said in a statement.

"The PEC urges the IFP leadership to report the matter to the relevant authorities for proper investigation."

It warned the IFP that making such allegations could "exacerbate the emerging conflicts in the province".

"We are convinced that the IFP wants to solicit sympathy from the general public through unfounded allegations," the branch said.

"The allegations were first made by Buthelezi in the National Assembly and the IFP leader in the KwaZulu-Natal legislature, Blessed Gwala, continues to make the allegations in the provincial legislature."

Gwala told press agency AFP on Friday that his party had unearthed a plot to assassinate Buthelezi.

"There is a plot to assassinate Dr Mangosuthu Buthelezi from the higher echelons of the country, including poisoning him," Gwala told AFP.

He claimed authorities had reduced security around Buthelezi, leaving him with two unarmed policemen who did not have a car.

"He has been stripped of his security so that he will vulnerable, so that when attacks come it will be easy to assassinate him," Gwala said.

"The grand plan is clear: It's to remove IFP from the political radar so that they [the African National Congress] will be a unitary state in this country."

  • robert.doyle.712 - 2012-10-31 01:53

    Mangosuthu Buthelezi would have made a great President.

      rodney.bevan.58 - 2012-10-31 02:08

      Compared to the chump in charge now and his predecessor, a parrot would have made a great president. I used to like Gatsha, I think he missed the boat on this one, he is no longer a threat to anyone, he sounds as paranoid as Zuma does over his bleating that the DA were having talks with the Brits.

      lunga.swelindawo.9 - 2012-10-31 07:51

      Its easy to think so, because he is the only African who hired whites to kill his african brothers and sisters in late 80s and early 90s at Thokoza.

      thandeka.zwane.7739 - 2012-10-31 08:48

      @ rodney i respect ur opinion. On the note of Buthelezi being no threat to anyone_ I think u miscaculated_ the recent march he undertook to SABC paid devidends. SABC is chaired by an insecured ANC, member! @ rodney's successor, u were misled by ' Aids is caused by food shortage' mentality

  • tiaan.vanderberg.75 - 2012-10-31 05:43

    Sipho, let me reply in isi- sms! WTF?

  • tiaan.vanderberg.75 - 2012-10-31 05:45

    How much does it take to boggle the Anc's mind?

      jacques.vermaak - 2012-10-31 06:05


      Andrea - 2012-10-31 10:25

      Just tell them it's Tuesday, again.

  • lungelo.nsibande.7 - 2012-10-31 06:08

    A last kick of a dyeing horse! He just want attention and trying to incite violence. We will miss him and his friends in future politics. The only thing that will make us remember Mr Mangosuthu Gatsha Buthelezi is his refusal to be part of the TRC. History will judge him harsh to that refusal, since he never refuted what was said against him in a proper forum.

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  • Sibusiso - 2012-10-31 06:49

    Well buthelezi you will be remember for inciting zulu violence on everyone in the late 80s and early 90s. You worked day and night to create tribal hatred in south africa, you are the same as zuma. You even refused to go to TRC. You are finished, why don't you just shut up and die already, you murdering scum and don't forget to take your violent friends with you. (By a zulu man)

      thandeka.zwane.7739 - 2012-10-31 07:49

      Wow Sibusiso, u still yet to be born. U sound twice tribalist_ play politics with the living people not the dead, as u want them so. Control ur anger good Zulu fetus

  • J.Stephen.Whiteley - 2012-10-31 07:14

    Let's get this into perspective. There WAS a people's war, because the ANC did not want IFP rule in Natal. There still is, among a handful of assassins. I believe, without being able to cite any proof, that the ANC funded the NFP to draw off IFP support. The reduction of Chief Buthelezi's security is probably nothing more than a personal insult. KZN is now the only Province left where where the ANC has hope of increasing its vote. A full biography of Buthelezi has yet to be written - one of Africa's finest sons.

      Annette Jacobs - 2012-10-31 07:23

      BRAVO he never lie down and still fight for his people with honesty

  • lungelo.nsibande.7 - 2012-10-31 07:34

    Chief with a double agenda;Mangosuthu Gatsha Buthelezi: Written by Mzala Nxumalo - A truth will be known for ever, the late Comrade Mzala articulated so much in the 80' about the man once's a comrade.

  • Karabo Phetoane - 2012-10-31 07:44

    @J.Stephen you will protect Buthelezi like you did in the 80's when the apartheid police were helping the IFP to kill blacks in townships.Your white police were pushing in the front with the IFP killers with red bands on the heads attacking from behind with rifles and spears

      thandeka.zwane.7739 - 2012-10-31 08:03

      It seems u fumble around, inconsistently when accusing persons whom u unsure if they really did ' protection' then! Swallow ur pride

  • arthur.salvado - 2012-10-31 07:53

    Buthelezi, you're of no consequence or importance. Nobody wants to kill you. Now, go away and do nothing like the past 40 years. Go away

  • Andrea - 2012-10-31 10:19

    The ANC is hardly a unitary state and if they are so terribly concerned about Mangosuthu, well that just says it all, doesn't it.

  • lungelo.nsibande.7 - 2012-10-31 13:22

    J Stephen! It will be a great pleasure if u can writer that biography yourself, since no writer in SA or Abroad is interested. All Leaders of progressive movements has been written about their contributions in different struggle and contributions,We salute them. Even Malema have one! You are dreaming if you think ANC pay for NFP in order to destroy IFP. Mr Buthelezi does not need government to provide him with security. If he need security he must provide himself. No one want to go to hell for killing an old man.

      thandeka.zwane.7739 - 2012-10-31 15:40

      When u deny killings on the grounds of Buthelezi being an old man_ It happens frequently in SA on old citizens. The latest been @ Ladysmith, Saint-Chet

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