IFP youth to meet ‘even under a tree’
THE IFP Youth Brigade will push for their elective conference to be held this year, even if it means holding it under a tree.
Hopes were dashed last January when the IFP postponed the youth body’s conference in preparation for the local government elections.
The youth brigade’s conference scheduled for December 2015 was also postponed. “It will hinder our plans for 2019, and the ground is fertile for us. We need to close the ranks,” chairperson Mkhuleko Hlengwa said yesterday.
“If it means that we must hold the conference under a tree or in the middle of the highway, we are prepared for a professionally run conference to the satisfaction of our membership.”
Hlengwa also said the brigade were committed to holding a transparent conference, and he was confident that they would work diligently for the success of the event this year.
“We will work against anything that will stall the conference,” he said.
IFP Women’s Brigade national chairperson Thembeni MadlophaMthethwa said their conference would be held later this year.