NFP seeks 1.8 million votes next year

2013-06-02 15:49


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Durban - The NFP aims to secure at least 1.8 million votes in next year's general election, says its leader Zanele kaMagwaza-Msibi.

The National Freedom Party wanted to at least find itself as the official opposition in KwaZulu-Natal, she said after a party election workshop on Sunday.

It garnered 1.2 million votes in the 2011 local government elections.

The NFP was formed three months before the elections, after Msibi left the Inkatha Freedom Party, where she had been the national chairperson.

Those 1.2 million votes equated to 2.4% of the votes cast nationally and 10.4% of the votes cast in KwaZulu-Natal.

Msibi said the NFP had prepared a draft manifesto which it would release later this year once it had been finalised.

She said that the party had 400 000 members who would be mobilised to garner support and they would embark on a campaign to ensure voters were registered and had the necessary identity documents.

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